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Articles by Thom Daley

Managing The FAL

Published on 09/10/2013 by Thom Daley
Category: Systems Monitoring and Management

If you’re a MEDITECH customer, and let’s face it you’re probably not reading this blog unless you are or you’re a fan of yours truly (in the latter case you probably should seek help), then you’ve heard about the FAL issue.  See MEDITECH's bulletin:  https://customer.meditech.com/en/d/prwsystems/pages/sys6csfragmentationbulletin.htm.  If you’re running MAGIC then you can stop right here but if you’re either running C/S or MAT, or are ...

Change Management – Simple Record Keeping or Invaluable IT Tool?

Published on 01/31/2013 by Thom Daley
Category: Change Management

During my lengthy IT career (sudden shoulder pain) I’ve seen just about every type of problem you could imagine, problems ranging from the usual “fat finger” moments to glitches that brought down an entire network and required developers to recode software on the fly to fix.  I’ve also seen problem remediation from both sides of the coin, working on the customer side in the past, and now as a proud member of the Technical Consulting ...

Security in Health Care, It Ain’t Just An IT Thing.

Published on 11/13/2012 by Thom Daley
Category: Security

When one thinks about security, what typically comes to mind is an image of a hacker sitting in a dark room in front of a bunch monitors furiously plugging away at the keyboard and gaining access to any system they want.  While mitigating the risk of unauthorized access is definitely important to security, it is only a small part of it.  What’s of equal importance is that your organization is aware of the fact that security ...