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Robert Larkin
Health Imaging

The conclusions of the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation Board, headed by retired Admiral Harold W. Gehman Jr. were published in August. The board placed ultimate blame for the spacecraft's horrific destruction on NASA's corporate culture and on politicians who mandated the Shuttle's purpose and milestones. It teaches us how any massive, critical, new-technology project - including a healthcare information and image management system - can come awry.