I hope that you are making plans to celebrate the season, to connect with friends, colleagues, family, and take time for yourself.
I consider myself so fortunate to work with such a great group of informaticists or informaticians (inforMAGICIANs?!), or informatics people, whatever we call ourselves. The work we do, sometimes seems like a grind, but keep in mind, fellow informagicians, that we strive to improve the lives of patients, colleagues and staff by improving the information systems we use for the greater good.
We try to keep it light in our naming of projects and committees. For example, our Joint Informatics Group (including clinical informatics nurses as well as physician informatics) is JIG. Our physician informatics group are the PIGs. This leads to the New PIG book club, the Small PIG leadership group, and the meeting, which encompasses all physician informaticists: Large PIG.
And, be sure to throw up your hands and have a good laugh once in awhile. By the way, here’s an updated picture with Dave raising a glass.
CMIO’s take? Here’s to you and the good work we all do. Cheers!