Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It must be Wednesday at the HL7WGM

If you've figured it out by now, I have a tradition on Wednesday mornings at the annual plenary meeting.  Of course it's a time for recognition in the HL7 community, but I have to tell you those blue vases are quite heavy.  What I've got is much cooler and lots easier to carry around.

So who's next up for an Ad Hoc Harley?  I'll give you some hints.  He's young, probably late 20s. He's smart. He knows CDA. And CCDA. And FHIR. Already his contributions to interoperability are great.

Give up?  Need more hints?  He's disruptive.  He knows OAuth. And RDF.  If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm pretty sure he has.

Let's delve a bit more: Genetics.  IT.  Software.  Geeky software.  Health IT Software.  And Poetry.  I'm told he likes poetry.  And speaks fluent French.  He's also an all around nice guy.  And smart?  Did I mention smart?  It doesn't hurt to say it again.

If I were to give this award for one of his accomplishments, I don't know which it would be.  Many of the things he's managed to accomplish is stuff I should have, wanted to or aspired to do, but couldn't pull it off. And I don't know what he'll do next and look forward to it, but frankly I'm also hoping he'll stick around for a while, because we [patients] need him.

So here we go...

This certifies that 
Josh Mandel of Children's Hospital Boston 

Has hereby been recognized for outstanding contributions to Healthcare IT including, but not limited to: SMART and Blue Button Plus and C-CDA Examples and Scorecard and FHIR Open Source

1 comment:

  1. Keith: Every word of what you've said about Josh is absolutely true, but you've missed that he is also an excellent cook. Rachel (Executive Director of the SMART Project)