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Red, Yellow, Green is SO Last Season

Listen up folks…it is time for a red, yellow, green color intervention of the most serious kind. The use of red, yellow, green to indicate performance on your reports and dashboards has reached a crisis level and can no longer … Continue reading

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Who’s on First and What’s on Second

My beloved Red Sox had their worst start (0 and 6) since 1945. This horrific start to the season was made even more painful when you consider the fact that in 1945 all of the best baseball players were overseas … Continue reading

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Playing Hide-and-Seek With Your Healthcare Data

Do you remember playing hide-and-seek as a kid? I do. But what I especially remember is the time that I hid and my older brothers didn’t seek. (I cannot make this stuff up, just ask my therapist.) I thought I … Continue reading

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Creating “Not Unattractive” Data Tables

Years ago I overheard a woman in a department store ask her friend how she looked in a truly beautiful dress she was considering buying — her friend’s answer: “well, it’s not unattractive.” Huh? I literally stopped in my shopping … Continue reading

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