Re: Let's go back to 2009...
Thanks for the kudos but I'm no genius in that department just wrote about what I saw. Maybe it's that hands on background with writing an EMR years ago and integrating it with billing software that does it for me:) I call it "data mechanics" and I'm just by nature, logical, the scariest thing walking around is a logical woman:) Coding even accentuated it for me in my views. I just visualize and of course I read a lot as well. I spent a couple years at a doctors' office and was a great fly on the wall too as I studied their work flow so I could understand better to design a tool for them, not me:)
I had already been following some great people though in what they were doing as well such as Dr. Halamka at Harvard who's really a good guy and should really even get more credit that what he does. Heck I said he should have been nominated somewhere in a post back then. He gets it and he's grounded with "the real world" and that's what makes him so valuable. Logic and and real world values combined with any tech and coding skills, very hard to find in one person. As a matter of fact we have too many that are in the "gray" area out there today. I had to eat plenty of my dog food and I just learned a lot earlier as everything I created was now the crown jewels either:) Thank goodness everything wasn't trash either on the other side (grin).
Sure numbers could have been higher but still a success but now the real works begins after enrollment, fixing all those algos that have to work together with government, insurers, doctors, etc. otherwise you can be enrolled but if you don't get care, what have we done? Now it's time to deal with all the killer algorithms that were created along the way too as there's a lot of code brought together here that was never connected like this before either.