Thursday, March 22, 2007

Spheroid Joy

Well, I've been extremely quiet this week as I've been travelling a little, doing a lot of research into retail pharmacy and medication reconciliation in the hospital, plus working on this year's Health Care Report Card. I'm in DRG heaven...

On top of that, I'm working on not one but two new Web sites, one for RHIOs and another for the NYS Department of Health, and then if that's not enough we're about to welcome three new collaboratives to the Jeny community site.

So yeh, I'm busy.

I intend to rectify my quietude this weekend as I have a Saturday all to myself for the first time in a long time which will be spent blogging and deciding which of my stack of unread books should be first; on a recommendation I just got a copy of Rosemary Gibson's Wall Of Silence, which I think will be the first to be opened.

If I have the energy, I'm also going to take Paul Levy up on his challenge to enable hospitals to post their infection rates voluntarily - myself and a mate are thinking of building it and seeing if they come.

But I wanted to take a moment to thank Shahid at the HITSphere for adding A Scanner Brightly to the HITSphere blog roll. Shahid runs a huge aggregator of HIT content, plus his own blog at, he's got a lot of cool stuff going on, go check him out.


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