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Articles by Rick Bell

The Last Word: Emails, We Get Emails

May 14, 2012
There has been a lot of chatter lately about the clutter email adds to our professional and personal lives. Some say the torrent of emails is merely an annoying distraction, a product of life in the 21st century workplace; others contend an overflowing inbox is downright unhealthy.
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Staffing a Chief Worry for Health Care IT

February 22, 2012
A Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society survey found that almost 90 percent of respondents plan to complete their conversion to the new federally mandated ICD-10 medical codes used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures by the Oct. 31, 2013, deadline.
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The Last Word: Daughterly Advice

January 20, 2012
Imagine my delight when I found out over the holidays that my daughter was promoted into management. Like any good father, dear old Dad was more than happy to impart his years of experience from the managerial front lines.
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Secret Santa? Scary!

December 6, 2011
Someone brought up a previous job they'd worked at and how the company would hold a Secret Santa event. I immediately felt this chill, like a nor'easter howling off Lake Michigan through an open window. Secret Santa? Oh man. Call in our EAP. I've harbored a Secret Santa humbug for years.
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