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About lewbornmann

Lewis J. Bornmann has his doctorate in Computer Science. He became a volunteer for the American Red Cross following his retirement from teaching Computer Science, Mathematics, and Information Systems, at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO. He previously was on the staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, Stanford University, and several other universities. Dr. Bornmann has provided emergency assistance in areas devastated by hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. He has responded to emergencies on local Disaster Action Teams (DAT), assisted with Services to Armed Forces (SAF), and taught Disaster Services classes and Health & Safety classes. He and his wife, Barb, are certified operators of the American Red Cross Emergency Communications Response Vehicle (ECRV), a self-contained unit capable of providing satellite-based communications and technology-related assistance at disaster sites. He served on the governing board of a large international professional organization (ACM), was chair of a committee overseeing several hundred worldwide volunteer chapters, helped organize large international conferences, served on numerous technical committees, and presented technical papers at numerous symposiums and conferences. He has numerous Who’s Who citations for his technical and professional contributions and many years of management experience with major corporations including General Electric, Boeing, and as an independent contractor. He was a principal contributor on numerous large technology-related development projects, including having written the Systems Concepts for NASA’s largest supercomputing system at the Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. With over 40 years of experience in scientific and commercial computer systems management and development, he worked on a wide variety of computer-related systems from small single embedded microprocessor based applications to some of the largest distributed heterogeneous supercomputing systems ever planned.

Impediments To Success

It seems to me…. “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” ~ Denis Waitley[1]. The “Horatio Alger myth” is based on … Continue reading

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Furthering Medical Progress

It seems to me…. “I think history would say that medical research has, throughout many changes of parties, remained as one of the shining lights of bipartisan agreement, that people are concerned about health for themselves, for their families, for … Continue reading

Posted in AI, AI, Amazon, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Apple, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Ascension, Berkshire Hathaway, Cancer, Cancer, Cedars-Sinai, Children's Mercy Hospital, Clinical Trials, Data Base, Disease, Doctor, Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, FDA, FHIR, Fitness Trackers, Food and Drug Administration, Genetics, Google, Google, Health, Healthcare, Hospital, Hospitals, IRIS Healthcare, Johns Hopkins Medicine, JPMorgan Chase, Malpractice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Medicaid, Medical Records, Medical Research, Medicare, Merck KGaA, Microsoft, Microsoft, MIT, National Cancer Institute, Penn Medicine, Physicians, Research, Roche Diagnostics, Stanford | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

With Friends Like These

It seems to me…. “Middle East history is replete with examples of missed and lost chances to make peace.” ~ Richard N. Haass[1]. The Middle East has been a major conundrum for the U.S. since approval of the Balfour Agreement … Continue reading

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Why Write?

It seems to me…. “Writers have opinions – that, in part, is why they write. Therefore they have strong likes and dislikes.” ~ Frank Delaney[1]. Everyone who has ever attempted to write can relate to occasional assaults of lack of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Christmas

It seems to me…. “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” ~ Calvin Coolidge[1]. While they … Continue reading

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The Domestic Political Threat

It seems to me…. “People might not protest for overtly political or social causes, but when they can’t feed themselves and their family, they will take to the streets.” ~ Marcus Samuelsson[1]. The U.S. faces a number of critical challenges … Continue reading

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Economic Uncertainty

It seems to me…. “A perfect storm is in the making: financial uncertainty, economic downturn, government cuts, rising unemployment and a future that looks less clear the more we try to fathom it.” ~ Jonathan Sacks[1]. Market volatility has recently … Continue reading

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