Friday, July 13, 2012

Congrats and Controversy Surround the #HIT100

13 July 2012
The American College of Medical Informatimusicology

For the last two years, Michael Planchart (@theEHRGuy on Twitter) has run a nomination process via Twitter for the top 100 Health IT Social Media-istasFor the second year in a row, Dr. Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA, FACMImimi, President and Founder of the American College of Medical Informatimusicology (@RossMartin), has been named to the list, moving from being tied for #63 in 2011 to #42 in 2012.  

Dr. Martin is very pleased with the results as it further locks in his prospects as remaining top dog in the #ACMImimi100, which recognizes the top 100 Medical Informatimusicologists (Tweet your nominations now: “I nominate @RossMartin for the #ACMImimi100 list”). 

ACMImimi is thrilled to note that The College was extremely well represented on the list, with a total of eight Fellows named, two of whom were in the top 10:
Two individuals who are eligible for Fellowship, but who have not yet completed their applications are:
  • #18 Gregg Masters (@2healthguru) -- Eligibility based on his work on "The Rainbow Button Initiative" 
  • #28 Harry Greenspun (@harrygreenspun) -- Eligibility based on his work on "Gimme My DaM Data"

But all is not well in La-La Land. The ACMImimi Ethics in Elections Committee has opened an investigation into Dr. Greenspun's inexplicable meteoric rise from being tied for #76 in the 2011 list to #28. Rumors abound that Dr. Greenspun used staff members in Deloitte's Center for Health Solutions, where Dr. Greenspun serves as a Senior Advisor, to advance his campaign. Such misuse of official firm resources in elections may be in violation of campaign finance rules. Greenspun, who would only comment, "Ha!" for this press release, may have found a loophole in the rules by leveraging funding from the “I’m Just Wild about Harry” Super-PAC in financing the campaign.

While the investigation continues, if Dr. Greenspun does in fact apply to become a Fellow of The College and is successful in his application, all investigations will cease under the Executive Privilege clause that covers all Fellows in good standing.  

The complete list for the 2012 HIT100 can be found at Healthcare IT News.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Meet Up

I wrote this song a couple of months ago, but need to do a recording.  I'm inspired to post the lyrics because of a Twitter exchange between Keith Boone, Regina Holliday and David Harlow on the #HIT100 nominations for leading social media folks in HIT.  Keith said of David: "I think @healthblawg [that's David] has the harder job. I just deal with 1s and 0s. He has to deal with everything in between."

The tune to the song is pretty much Blues Brothers.  Horns, bass and drums, baby!

Here's to the folks who live in the shady area...

Meet Up

I see shades of gray
In a world of black and white
I get your point to a point
But I'm not saying you're right
So point your loaded argument
In a different direction
And let's sit down and talk it out
And find some clear connection
We might go bust but can't we just
Agree to disagree
At least we'll share one blessed beat
Of synchronicity
Then maybe we can finally
Find a way to give a little
Meet me in the middle
Oh, yeah, meet me in the middle

Meet me at the corner bar
You can choose the brew
I'll pick up the first round
You grab number two
Before they call out last call
We'll lose the bottle count 
As we guzzle down our grievance
Our agreements will mount
You'll show me pictures of your kids
I'll tell you 'bout my wife
We'll swap our favorite stories
And philosophies for life
Then we'll step into the dawn
To breathe the air so fine
Meet me in the sunshine
Oh, yeah, meet me in the sunshine

Meet me in the aisle
Enough with Blue v Red
Time to kick this rhetoric
And pass some bills instead
Remember back to early days
When we were full of fire
We came here with the urge to serve
Now we're votes for hire
Sure we've got our principles
I ain't asking you to switch
But there's gotta be an issue
Where my scratch fixes your itch
Common ground can be found
If we dare to enter
Meet me in the center
Oh, yeah, meet me in the center

Meet up, meet up
Speak, friend, and enter
Think of all the stuff we'll solve
When we come together
Meet me in the middle
Meet me in the center
Meet me in the sunshine
Come on and meet me
Come on and meet me
Meet up, meet up

(c)2012 Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA, FACMImimi