I'm a Proud member of the AMIA Primary Care Informatics Working Group and yesterday I attended a session hosted by the group at this year's annual meeting of AMIA.
It's great to be with a group of colleagues who are passionate about HIT and the potential that exists for healthcare. What's distinct is that the goals here have nothing to do with making money: the people here are physicians – and the goal is to improve the quality of care for our patients.
I (still) belive that if we do the right things – working toward THIS goal – the success of any related business will come easily. A successful business can't be the primary goal. Indeed – it's a secondary goal - just like learning should be every student's primary goal – rather than getting good grades.
Being @ AMIA is therefore an energizer for me – and I was inspired yesterday by Stasia Kahn – who has been working hard with the Northern Illinois Physicians for Connectivity.
Somehow – things are fitting together. So long as we keep the right goals at the top of the list – I think we'll get there.