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Joe Desiderio

Joe Desiderio

Voicebrook President. Responsible for strategic alliances and other various items (including but not limited to occasional furniture assembly). Cognitive science/philosophy/Excel/VBA geek. Hockey dad, beer league player and rabid Islanders fan. Generator of esoteric references.

Recent Posts by Joe Desiderio:

The Rhythm of Mutual Customers

In past entries, I’ve written about relatively conceptual topics related to strategic partnerships. This post covers one tactic we've found very effective for helping strengthen our relationships with both our strategic allies and with our customers.

At Voicebrook, we have adopted Rhythm Systems as a methodology to manage our business from long-term and short-term planning through daily execution. In addition to the specific tools and methodology provided, the concept of rhythm is particularly relevant to success with strategic alliances.

Partner Math

Recently, my son took the SAT college admission test -- a rite of passage for teenagers around the globe (and a main driver of an estimated $4 billion industry for worldwide test prep).

In tribute, here’s an SAT-inspired question from the Partner Math section. Get your #2 pencil ready!

1+1 = ________
  a. 3
  b. 1
  c. 1.2 + 1.8
  d. All of the above

Patient Advocacy and Patient Engagement in the Pathology Community

I have written about issues directly related to Voicebrook's speech recognition solution in pathology. Today, I’m changing it up a little and paying tribute to three particular patient advocates, each of whom has had significant experience with cancer. 

The purpose is to highlight their experiences and use their stories as examples of patients having a positive impact on the pathology community and treatment of future patients.

Speaking of the Pathology Informatics Summit 2015...

Last week, I attended the Pathology Informatics Summit 2015 in Pittsburgh, a conference that brings together hundreds of the leading informatics experts of the pathology world. The stated objectives of the conference were to:

Five AP System Workflow Automations that Improved Patient Safety

When we deliver VoiceOver solutions we integrate with many different Anatomic Pathology (AP) systems. Beyond the core VoiceOver functions of speech recognition and digital dictation, we are often asked to customize workflow – either within the AP system or between the AP system and related data in another system (hospital-wide EHR, imaging, digital pathology).  Sometimes the requests that we receive are meant to accommodate a short-term problem and other times the requests are with longer-term needs in mind.  In all of these cases, the thought is to provide additional functionality or automation that a keyboard and mouse alone can't provide with an AP system.