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  • When Hospital Paperwork Crowds Out Hospital Care

    12/26/2015 6:31:32 PM PST · by Mangia E Statti Zitto · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/19/2015 | Theresa Brown
    A FRIEND was recently hospitalized after a bicycle accident. At one point a nursing student, together with a more senior nurse, rolled a computer on wheels into the room and asked my friend to rate her pain on a scale of 1 to 10. She mumbled, "4 to 5." The student put 5 into the computer --- and then they left, without further inquiring about, or relieving, my friend's pain. This is not an anecdote about nurses not doing their jobs; it's an illustration of what our jobs have become in the age of electronic health records. Computer documentation in...
  • US personnel chief resigns in wake of massive (OPM) data breach

    07/10/2015 9:47:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/10/15 | Josh Lederman and Jack Gillam - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the government's personnel office has resigned in the wake of a massive data breach on her watch. A White House official says President Barack Obama accepted the resignation of Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta on Friday morning. She'll stay on the job through the end of the day. The official says deputy director Beth Cobert will become acting director starting Saturday.
  • Katherine Archuleta, Director of Office of Personnel Management, Resigns

    07/10/2015 9:49:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 10, 2015 | Julie Hirschfield Davis
    Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, will resign effective Friday, according to a White House official, one day after it was revealed that sweeping cyberintrusions at the agency resulted in the theft of the personal information of more than 22 million people. Ms. Archuleta went to the White House on Friday morning to personally inform Mr. Obama of her decision, saying that she felt new leadership was needed at the federal personnel agency to enable it to “move beyond the current challenges,” the official said. The president accepted her resignation.
  • Office of Personnel Management IT Was Running Out of… China

    06/18/2015 6:57:52 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 45 replies
    Ars Technica via ^ | 18 Jun 2015 | John Hayward
    <p>The House Oversight Committee’s hearings on the massive OPM data breach have been absolutely astounding. The rank incompetence on display at this agency was mind-boggling...</p>
  • Janet Yellen is shocked that the Fed’s price models don’t work

    04/27/2014 12:07:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | April 27, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    So are we. Just shocked. Hey, at least she said it publicly. That’s more than Mr. Bernanke ever did. Ms. Yellen says doesn’t understand why inflation is running hotter in the US than her models say it should be and why it ran cooler in Japan recently than her models predicted. Models, it’s always the models with Keynesians. Many modern economists like to think of themselves as scientists, or at least something close to scientists. But instead of white coats they wear tweed jackets and instead of verifiable results they produce excuses. Ok that’s a bit harsh but it’s not...
  • Boehner Says He Supports Obama on Syria

    09/03/2013 8:43:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 9/3/13 | NBC Washington
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was "confident" that Congress would authorize military force against Syria, and stressed that such action would be limited and meant to "degrade" the capabilities of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. "I'm going to support the president's call for action," House Speaker John Boehner said after meeting with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and the heads of key congressional committees also attended the meeting.
  • Amtrak, Nagin Argue Over Rescue Train

    09/13/2005 7:26:13 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 85 replies · 2,587+ views ^ | Sept. 12, 2005 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Monday, Sept. 12, 2005 10:34 a.m. EDT Amtrak, Nagin Argue Over Rescue Train Officials at Amtrak say they offered to run a special train out of New Orleans that could have evacuated hundreds of residents hours before Hurricane Katrina struck - but city officials turned the offer down. "We offered the city the opportunity to take evacuees out of harm's way," Amtrak spokesman Cliff Black told the Washington Post on Sunday. "The city declined." The train had room for "several hundred passengers," the Post said. But it left loaded only with railroad equipment - destined for higher and drier ground....
  • The Steady Buildup to a City's Chaos (Nagin: "I hope they have a hotel room")

    09/11/2005 5:30:25 PM PDT · by frankjr · 36 replies · 1,726+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/11/05 | Susan B. Glasser and Michael Grunwald
    Nagin said that by daybreak, he might have to order the first mandatory evacuation in New Orleans history, although his staff was still checking whether that would pose liability problems for the city. Nagin did not tell everyone to leave immediately, because the regional plan called for the suburbs to empty out first, but he did urge residents in particularly low-lying areas to "start moving -- right now, as a matter of fact." He said the Superdome would be open as a shelter of last resort, but essentially he told tourists stranded in the Big Easy that they were out...
  • Louisiana governor should be jailed - Katrina

    09/08/2005 8:43:13 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 83 replies · 2,766+ views
    There are those who seem to take great delight in placing the blame on events along the Gulf Coast on our president. Maybe some light should be shed on a few facts. When the folks in the Superdome were waiting for buses to take them to Houston, and while the mayor was crying for buses, he had at his disposal, more than 400 school buses. The governor sat on her duff as the storm hit without calling up the guard. She also had at her disposal many state police.
  • Ray Nagin: School Buses Not Good Enough

    09/08/2005 8:46:29 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 176 replies · 6,462+ views ^ | Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 11:38 a.m. EDT
    Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 11:38 a.m. EDT Ray Nagin: School Buses Not Good Enough New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin garnered a ton of publicity with a profanity-laced interview he gave to WWL radio last Thursday, where he blasted President Bush and Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco for not coming to rescue his city in time. However, Nagin's most newsworthy comments - where he explained why he didn't used hundreds of city school buses to evacuate his city's flood victims - went almost unnoticed. Turns out, Nagin turned his nose up at the yellow buses, demanding more comfortable Greyhound coaches instead. "I...
  • Webster buses turned away with no evacuees

    09/06/2005 10:27:35 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 63 replies · 2,610+ views
    Minden Press-Herald ^ | 9/6-2005 | Kristi Richie
    Kristi Richie Press-Herald Staff The nine school buses Webster Parish sent to New Orleans Friday to assist with evacuation efforts returned only with their drivers. The buses stopped at a checkpoint in LaPlace and sat for several hours. “Somebody came and told them they didn’t have a mission for them, so we loaded up and came home,” Webster Parish Schools Superintendent Butch Williams said. Webster wasn’t the only group of buses turned away, though. Several hundred school buses, which were sent by order of Gov. Kathleen Blanco, were also turned away with no evacuees — possibly because the buses are...
  • Disintegration of New Orleans police slowed response: guard commander

    09/04/2005 12:45:08 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 215 replies · 4,505+ views
    AFP ^ | Sep 3, 2005 | Staff
    The National Guard was slow to move troops into New Orleans because it did not anticipate the collapse of the city's police force after Hurricane Katrina, the guard's commander said. Lieutenant General Steven Blum said the New Orleans police force was left with only a third of its pre-storm 1,500-person strength. Some police had families caught up in the disaster, others were unable to make it back to their precincts because of the flooding, and yet others left their posts after deciding the situation had grown too dangerous. "The real issue, particularly in New Orleans, is that no one anticipated...
  • Many Evacuated, but Thousands Still Waiting(still no state of emergency in LA)

    09/03/2005 9:07:35 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 237 replies · 5,641+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9-4-2005 | By Manuel Roig-Franzia and Spencer Hsu
    Behind the scenes, a power struggle emerged, as federal officials tried to wrest authority from Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (D). Shortly before midnight Friday, the Bush administration sent her a proposed legal memorandum asking her to request a federal takeover of the evacuation of New Orleans, a source within the state's emergency operations center said Saturday. The administration sought unified control over all local police and state National Guard units reporting to the governor. Louisiana officials rejected the request after talks throughout the night, concerned that such a move would be comparable to a federal declaration of martial law....
  • La. Officials Bar Red Cross From New Orleans

    09/03/2005 12:27:39 PM PDT · by alephnull · 38 replies · 2,408+ views
    KYW 1060 AM Philadelphia ^ | 9/3/2005 | David Madden
    The local head of the American Red Cross has responded to complaints that the agency has not provided help within the hurricane-ravaged city of New Orleans. He says they weren't allowed.
  • Prosecutor: Evidence lost in L.A. rapes

    04/03/2002 8:05:22 AM PST · by meandog · 20 replies · 209+ views
    USA tODAY | 4.3.02
    By Martin Kasindorf, USA TODAY LOS ANGELES — A prosecutor complained Tuesday that police had lost or destroyed biological evidence in thousands of unsolved sex-crime cases, preventing scientists from using DNA analysis to pinpoint suspects. Lisa Kahn, a Los Angeles County deputy district attorney, said that hair, blood, semen and skin samples gathered by detectives in as many as 4,000 rapes and sex murders were gone from evidence lockers of the Los Angeles Police Department and the county sheriff's department. "This can't continue," Kahn said. Crime-lab scientists, using grants from California's 1-year-old, $50 million "cold hits" program, wanted to extract...