For those who might have wondered I live in Las Vegas, NV. I must admit that despite living in Nevada I haven’t been that involved in the healthcare IT community before now. I guess I see this blog as more of a national and international thing and so I haven’t been as interested in what’s happening in Nevada. Plus, I didn’t really have the time to really spend their either other than the specific projects I was working on.
I’m not sure exactly why, but I recently got connected with the local Nevada chapter of HIMSS and actually went to a little lunch meeting with them. It was interesting to go and hear a local meeting from what I guess amounts to my neighbors doing a lot of the same things I’m doing. Granted, they had some misplaced views about EHR certification amongst other things, but that was really to be expected. However, over all I found a bunch of really smart people that were experiencing a lot of the same things I was experiencing.
In a kind of ironic way, I also got a call from a colleague of mine talking about the Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition (SNMIC) and more specifically their Electronic Health Records Initiative. Sounds like they’re working on some pretty interesting things for which I may be apart of helping to educate people on EHR.
I guess the point of this nice long rambling post on a Friday is to encourage readers of this blog to reach out to their local EHR community. It’s an interesting experience and worth spending a little time cultivating. Also, I’d be interested in meeting other people who work on EHR in Nevada. We can share our EHR “war stories” over lunch.