Archive for March, 2011

My wife Betty recently attended a tour of the new UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center here in La Jolla. We were pleased to support the building of this world-class facility, and Betty and I served as honorary committee members while our good friends Tom and Carol Dillon chaired the formal gala grand opening of […]

Thoughts on Japan and Libya

I am surprised that, a week after my last blog post, the situation with the nuclear reactors in Japan has not improved. Indeed, it seems to have gotten worse in many respects, despite every effort to solve the ongoing core-cooling problems in three of the reactors, and a dried-out fuel rod pool next to the […]

The Situation in Japan

I have been watching the tragedy unfold in Japan after their recent 8.9 earthquake and resultant tsunami. As the cable news has shown so well, the devastation is widespread, particularly in the low-lying areas along the northeast coast of the country. I send the Japanese people my condolences for those who have died and who […]

Before I get into my usual discussion this week, I would like to congratulate my good friend Gene Ray on being selected to join the CONNECT Hall of Fame. This is a great honor, and I am very pleased that CONNECT is recognizing Gene’s contributions to San Diego’s technology industry, which are many. I hope […]

I have been following in the news the Obama administration’s progress on incentivizing hospitals, medical centers, and doctors to use electronic health records. I didn’t realize until recently that Congress committed $19 billion in stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to push the American healthcare system away from its age-old […]


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