January 18, 2022

Below are the Contents of our current ABL Technology Online News & Trendletter + Mimi Grant’s Blog & Vlog

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UPCOMING ABL-TECH ROUND TABLES

These upcoming ABL-Tech Tables will discuss “Using the Art of Apprenticeship: What works?”

February 3 – ABL-Tech OC ZOOM Table – featuring Jason Makevich, CEO of Greenlight Information Services

February 4 – ABL-Tech SGV ZOOM Table – featuring Brian Arandez, President of Maroon Vault

February 11 – ABL-Tech WLA ZOOM Table – featuring Dave Berkus, Chairman of Multiple Portfolio Companies

WELCOME NEW MEMBER! 

>>Uri Blackman is Founder and CEO of GIDEON Informatics Inc., a medical decision support company whose web-based application and ebook series are deployed at hundreds of institutions, including the World Health Organization, the CDC, and prominent universities and government organizations worldwide. GIDEON is a user-friendly application for diagnosing diseases, identifying pathogens, and research – a one-stop resource for anyone with a professional interest in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. It’s ideally suited for saving time in point-of-care settings while empowering clinicians to consider all possible scenarios. Additionally, it’s an excellent teaching tool for biology, microbiology, public health, and medical students and residents. GIDEON significantly improves diagnostic accuracy and broadens the user’s knowledge base; the application is continually updated. The company was founded in 1992 by Uri and Dr. Stephen A. Berger.
Previously, Uri was Senior VP of Applications at UberMedia, where he led the growth of the mobile apps group and tripled annual revenue. Prior to that, he was VP of Corporate Development at Speedbit, creators of Download Accelerator. His career also includes having founded a venture-backed online home-owners insurance firm; serving as Product Manager for two generations of the Netscape browser; and later managing the computing and download channels on Netscape’s website and business development at AOL. Uri is a member of Tech Coast Angels, former Chairman of the Technology Council of Southern California, and has invested in a number of technology companies around the world. He was also a commander in the Israeli Defense Forces 8200 unit. Uri has joined the ABL-Tech WLA Round Table.

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Blog by Mimi Grant

Why the Happiest Place on Earth May Not Be the Healthiest

Mimi at Disneyland

January 18, 2022:  In her blog below, Mimi shares some recommended items to have on-hand in case you get COVID-19 – which she learned from recent personal experience.

The two Disneyland “Park Hopper” tickets I’d “won” at a charity auction a year ago had been burning a hole in my phone case ever since – and were about to expire. After all, the “Happiest Place on Earth” was closed for 412 days (March 2020-April 2021), so the only time I’d been able to enjoy the Park was when it graciously opened its Toy Story parking lot to provide over 200,000 COVID vaccines to Orange County residents. And, once the actual amusement park reopened, other priorities intervened – until last Sunday!

Triple vaccinated, wearing a KN95 mask indoors, in lines (and usually on the streets), and using hand sanitizer after touching anything, I was fit as a fiddle, walking over 23,000 steps, going on 19 rides, and loving every minute of it … Until the next day.

Monday morning, I woke up with the worst cold of my life…

CLICK HERE TO READ REST OF MIMI’s BLOG.

 

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Vlog by Mimi Grant

Since to Err Is Still Human, Healthcare Could Use a Little Help

Since to Err is Still Human, Healthcare Could Use a Little Help

Mimi shares how embracing new processes, tools, and approaches – including a National Patient Safety Board – could dramatically reduce hundreds of thousands of lives lost each year when harm IS done in the hospital.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH MIMI GRANT’S 5-MINUTE VLOG.

 

Round Tables

Beyond their Round Tables, ABL Members stay connected with each other through the ABL Technology Online. This bi-weekly emailed publication provides Member News and Technology Industry Trends. And, for those interested in the latest in Healthcare IT Member News and Trends, the ABL Healthcare Online is also available.  For a complimentary subscription, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.