Getting Things Done in Washington, D.C.
Despite Washington, D.C.’s reputation for gridlock, both political and vehicular, it’s remarkable how much a group of motivated people can get accomplished there in three days.
Last week, hundreds of healthcare IT professionals gathered in Washington (actually National Harbor, Maryland) for the 2013 MUSE International Conference. Many were in search of new solutions to augment or supplement the MEDITECH® systems used at their hospitals.
Maybe it was because the conference delegates don’t normally work in Washington, but we observed a lot of productive conversations with people intent on making healthcare more effective, physicians more efficient, patients better cared for. There was a consistent focus on finding workable solutions. Nary a filibuster was heard.
It was enough to restore one’s faith in our nation’s capital as a place to get things done. Thank you, MUSE!