Sunday, March 18, 2012

ZDoggMD, ACMImimi's Newest Fellow

Yo!  The College is very pleased to welcome ZDoggMD as the newest ACMImimi Fellow.  ZDogg is a board-certified internist and hospitalist who seeks to entertain and educate about medicine through his rap and other music videos.

He includes a great interview with TechCrunch on his About page that The College found very informative.

Visit his website at and follow him on Facebook.

The Science of Beer

The American College of Medical Informatimusicology (ACMImimi) would like to raise a pint to Cadamole for his Informatimusicological treatise on that gift of biochemistry, the magical work of Saccharomyces cerevisiae -- known commonly as brewer's yeast -- that reduces acetaldehyde into carbon dioxide and, far more importantly, ethyl alcohol.

We wish a Happy St. Patrick's Day to Informatimusicologists everywhere, and invite the gifted Cadamole to join the ranks of Fellows of The College.

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Healthcare 2.0 Solution

ACMImimi is very pleased to share this video on A Healthcare 2.0 Solution created and produced by The College's newest Fellow, Tom Chelton, RN, FACMImimi.

Even more remarkable than this video was Tom's application to The College, which we felt was worth posting here as an exemplary example of how to present one's case for acceptance as a Fellow:

Dear esteemed colleagues, 
I am a nurse without a purse, an informatics geek and a frustrated singer songwriter with alot of really fancy equipment but very little actual musical talent. I also like pizza and long walks with Barry Manilow on my iPod. 
Set your way-back machines to 2001. I met Josh Seidman while the Information Therapy Center was in launch mode and we collaborated on several songs to bring awareness to the concept and delivery of Information Therapy for the masses. From a customized "There's Just Something About Mary" to several Beatles cover tunes, we reached dozens if not slightly more than dozens of healthcare visionaries at the first few Information Therapy conferences. My official title of Information Therapy Troubadour was changed in 2009 during the Boston 2.0 conference where I returned to the stage and became the unofficial Healthcare Troubadour. Now, it's 2012 and Josh has shared your link and your mission. I seek entry with the solemn  commitment that I will pen  new songs to support the very foundation of Medical Informatimusicology (all while juggling the menial day job). With a little luck, my trusty rhyming dictionary and some very strong espresso, I will one day share the edge of Dr. Martin's well deserved greatness!

Gimme My Damn Data Video Project

ACMImimi is inviting anyone wanting to promote access to their electronic health information to contribute to the creation of a music video of "Gimme My Damn Data" - debuted at HIStalkapalooza by The King of Rock and Roll, Mr. Elvis Presley, FACMImimi and recorded last weekend at Greenspun Studios in Bethesda, MD with Dr Harry Greenspun, his son Ben Greenspun, Chris Brancato, FACMImimi and our President and Founder, Dr. Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA, FACMImimi. Take a look at the video of our recording. Here is the rough-cut of the audio (note that the audio will be remastered once we have submissions from everyone). This will be published under a Creative Commons attribution/share-alike license.

What we need:

  • Video
    • Clips (can just be a few seconds) of people jamming to the song:
      • Lip syncing
      • Air guitar
      • Dancing
      • Acting out the words
      • Anything of reasonable taste - use your creativity!
    • Submit your video in HD (widescreen, 16:9 ratio) in the highest resolution you can in AVI, MPG or MOV formats.
  • Audio
    • Audio of VOCALS ONLY should be recorded separately from the video and submitted in high quality MP3 or WAV files.  Then lip sync to your audio when recording your video.  Shouts of "Gimme my data!" (as a call back to the main "Gimme my damn data!"), versions of the chorus or verses are all welcome.  You don't need to submit audio if you only want to offer video.
  • If you want to contribute audio/video to the video, please send an email to ACMImimi and we will provide information on uploading files.

Lyrics for the song are below:

Gimme My Damn Data
(in Honor of Dave (e-Patient Dave) deBronkart--to "Blue Suede Shoes")

Well it's one for the doctor
Two for the nurse
You say you're tryin' to treat me
So don't make me feel worse

Gimme My Damn Data
Gimme My Damn Data
Gimme My Damn Data
It's all about me so it's mine

You can cut out my heart
Take it to the dump
Feed it to the dogs
Replace it with a pump
You can make me pop pills
Just to keep me alive
But there's one more thing
I gotta have to survive

Gimme My Damn Data
Gimme My Damn Data
Gimme My Damn Data
It's all about me so it's mine

You can knock me out*
To treat my gloom
Lock me up
In a rubber room
You can tie me down
And shock my brain
But just one cure's
Gonna ease my pain

Gimme My Damn Data
Gimme My Damn Data
Gimme My Damn Data
It's all about me so it's mine

You can send me your bill
Charge me anything
Drive a nice car
Live like a king
With all the dough
That I pay
Tell me why is it so hard
To get my data right away

Gimme My Damn Data (gimme my data!)
Gimme My Damn Data (gimme my data!)
Gimme My Damn Data
It's all about me so it's mine

Gimme, gimme - gimme it's mine
Gimme, gimme - gimme it's mine
Gimme, gimme - gimme it's mine, mine, mine
Gimme, gimme - gimme it's mine
Gimme My Damn Data
It's all about me so it's mine

Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA, FACMImimi
21 February 2012
(c)2012 The American College of Medical Informatimusicology