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February 27, 2015


If You Don’t Understand People,
You Don’t Understand Business
With Simon Sinek

In this wide-ranging talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek discusses the importance of trust, authenticity, and meaning. Sinek argues that as individuals and companies, everything that we say and do is a symbol of who we are. And it is only when we communicate our beliefs authentically that we can attract others to our cause, and form the bonds that will empower us to achieve truly great things.

About Simon Sinek:

A trained ethnographer and the author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek has held a life-long curiosity for why people and organizations do the things they do. Studying the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in the world and achieve a more lasting success than others, he discovered the formula that explains how they do it. Sinek’s amazingly simple idea, The Golden Circle, is grounded in the biology of human decision-making and is changing how leaders and companies think and act.

His innovative views on business and leadership have earned him invitations to meet with an array of leaders and organizations, including Microsoft, Dell, SAP, Intel, Chanel, Members of the United States Congress, and the Ambassadors of Bahrain and Iraq.

Sinek recently became an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, one of the most highly regarded think tanks in the world. He also works with the non-profit Education for Employment Foundation to help create opportunities for young men and women in the Middle East region. He lives in New York, where he teaches graduate level strategic communications at Columbia University.

CLICK HERE  to view this 30 minute 41 second YouTube video.

PC Maker Lenovo

February 26, 2015

Messed Up Badly With Tracking Software

January 20 – By: Jordan Robertson

Lenovo Group has apologized to customers as it works with users to enable laptop computer owners to remove pre-installed software that potentially exposed them to hacking attacks and unauthorized activity monitoring.

The biggest maker of personal computers said it was a mistake to have the software, made by a company called Superfish, included on Lenovo machines. Lenovo posted links on Twitter to its website with information about the software and removal instructions.

The Beijing-based company was responding to a deluge of criticism from cyber-security specialists regarding Superfish’s ability to monitor Web behavior and suggest advertisements based on images that a user might be viewing. The technology used by Superfish essentially breaks the encryption between Web browsers and banking, e-commerce and other sites that handle sensitive information, potentially exposing machines to hacking.

“The Superfish software undermines Internet security for the rather ridiculous purpose of serving advertisements,” said Rainey Reitman, director of activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

CLICK HERE to read the entire article online.


Russian Researchers Expose Breakthrough

U.S. Spying Program

February 16 – By Joseph Menn

The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba, and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives.

That long-sought and closely guarded ability was part of a cluster of spying programs discovered by Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based security software maker that has exposed a series of Western cyberespionage operations.

Kaspersky said it found personal computers in 30 countries infected with one or more of the spying programs, with the most infections seen in Iran, followed by Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Mali, Syria, Yemen, and Algeria. The targets included government and military institutions, telecommunication companies, banks, energy companies, nuclear researchers, media, and Islamic activists, Kaspersky said.

CLICK HERE to read the entire article online.

Connectathon Thrives In Cleveland

February 25, 2015

Almost 100 organizations and 555 engineers attended the IHE North American Connectathon 2015, held in the last week of January 2015.  The Connectathon is an annual testing event sponsored by health IT group IHE USA, where vendors, engineers, and IT architects meet for five days of interoperability testing and problem resolution.

After 16 years in Chicago, the event was relocated to downtown Cleveland at the new co-located facilities of the Cleveland Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation, where the the HIMSS Innovation Center is based.

CLICK HERE to read the entire story from 24×7 Magazine.

The Importance Of Sterilizing Medical Devices

February 24, 2015

An AAMI Podcast Recorded February 19, 2015
Brought to you by Terry Baker and Kelly Hill
from Healthcare Tech Talk

The “UCLA Superbug” was reportedly spread by improperly sterilized medical devices. We discussed the importance and challenges of proper medical device sterilization in the context of the Ebola outbreak, but the episode is at least as relevant to the current issue at the UCLA Medical Center.

CLICK HERE to listen to this 44 minute 44 second audio program.

Becoming an Expert In Ultrasound Service

February 23, 2015

TechNation‘s Webinar Wednesday
February 25, 2015 @ 2:00 pm Eastern

Certification: Eligible for 0.1 credits for the ICC.

This 75 minute webinar will feature Hobie Sears who will discuss the process taken by veteran ultrasound service engineers on how they approach service. The presentation will also include both technical ultrasound specific aspects and non-technical discussion in regards to working in the ultrasound modality and with Sonographers.

Sears has a BS Electronic Engineering Technology and 25 years ultrasound service, including 13 year of multi-vendor. He has developed numerous ultrasound courses and have taught hundreds of engineers on ultrasound topics.

Course Outline:
1. Introduction
2. What makes an ultrasound service engineer an Expert?
3. The 10 Bridges to Expert Ultrasound Service
4. The Technical Bridges
5. The Non-Technical Bridges
6. Very educated Imaging Technologists
7. The Sonographer/System /Patient Relationship

TechNation would like to thank our sponsor Trisonics, Inc! Specializing in ultrasound service and support, ultrasound systems, ultrasound parts, and ultrasound transducers/probes, Trisonics, Inc. is an ultrasound imaging partner dedicated to providing its customers with cost-effective solutions and exceptional, personalized service. With expertise in multi-vendor system repair and sales, our experienced staff will effectively guide you to the right solution for all of your ultrasound needs.

CLICK HERE for additional information.

CLICK HERE to register online.

A Great Resource For You: HTM Talk

February 21, 2015

by Patrick K. Lynch, CBET, CCE, MBA, HIT Pro/PW, CPHIMS

View the 2 minute 12 second introduction video below:


I take great pride in announcing a new resource for you, the working HTM professional. HTM Talk premiered in December 2013 as a free online resource for all biomeds anywhere to use.

HTM Talk is a vehicle for you to ask questions to your other HTM professionals (BMETs, CBETs, Clinical Engineers, Imaging Engineers and manufacturers.) Even doctors and nurses can join. We welcome Rad techs, too.

Characteristics of HTMTalk include:

1) It is entirely email based. No need to access a web browser or go to a website. You receive all posts and make all replies from your email.
2) It is not moderated. It doesn’t need to be. Based on Google Groups, it is naturally spam and virus free. And if there are individual posters that are out of line, they can be reported to me and they will be counselled or have their access restricted. But this is strictly on an exception bases.
3) At present, the only archive is that which Google Groups provides all of its groups. It may be searched as per Google Groups instructions.
4) Actually, there are three HTM Talks. We have created them in English, Spanish and French! Anyone may join one or more. Search for groups named HTMTalk, HTM TalkES and HTMTalkFR.
5) There is no connection between the three versions, so posts that appear in the Spanish version do not get automatically posted in the other languages. If a member sees something they think should be cross-posted, that are more than welcome to do so.

Please join and use it to start asking questions.

CLICK HERE to view the original article from
January 2014 Technation Magazine.

How To Join HTMTalk:

Go to Google, Search for GoogleGroups, Search for HTMTalk, Click on the group name, Click on Subscribe to this group, Enter your email address, Enter the displayed text characters, Hit the submit button.

CLICK HERE to START at Google.

An open group is configured to grant you immediate membership.

The HTM Talk Start Page:

Welcome to the English version of HTM Talk. This is a public forum which allows anyone to join. Posts are then sent out to all members. The purpose of this Group is for the rapid distribution and answering of questions related to medical equipment maintenance. Typical members are biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs), clinical engineers (CEs), imaging engineers and other Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) professionals.

1) Posts are made via email to htmtalk@googlegroups.com
Responses are also made to this same email address.

2) Posts are not monitored prior to distribution. This was decided so that you could be sitting at your desk, ask a question, and receive an answer almost immediately. Membership is not screened, so anyone may join.

3)Companies: This is NOT the place to sell your product. If you sell something that may be of use to our members, please just post a short email, and do not repeat it frequently. We don’t need to be bombarded with “junk” emails, and you don’t want your company to be the one everyone rolls their eyes about because of your too-frequent and annoying posts. Use you common sense.

4) Employers and individuals: Please use this as a place to get a job or fill an opening. But remember, your current employer may be watching it, too.

5) Individuals can have their status changed to “Monitor” or “BAN”. If you see a post that may be deserving of increased scrutiny, email me directly at: plynch@gmi3.com

Please enjoy this old-school type of forum and continue using either BiomedTalk from ECRI Institute or the TechNation Listserv from MD Publishing for your other discussions.

I am looking forward to seeing your HTM Talk posts.

Pat Lynch

Antique Classic Autos For Sale On Friday

February 20, 2015

“It’s a little bit insane to be among so many amazing automobiles in such perfect shape and all For Sale at the Goldenrod Garage.”

CLICK HERE to enjoy this 5 minute 1 second YouTube video.


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