Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bored? Not really

I used up most of my vacation before the end of the year.  So, I have lots of time where there is nobody to talk to, no calls to attend, and nothing new to do (other than that which ws asked for by the Office of No Christmas).

So what am I doing this week?
  • Finishing ballot reconcilliation on HL7 publications I started (OID ballot and Structured Document Architecture)
  • Reading HL7 Ballots for which my votes are due next Monday (hData is what I have left to look at).
  • Putting together my travel calendar for the next 12 months for IHE, HL7, HIMSS, RSNA and other events 
  • Estimating my travel costs for the next year.
  • Reviewing my annual goals and how I did against them.
  • Updating educational materials for the IHE Connectathon Conference (pdf) and HIMSS11
  • Starting yet another viewpoint on the PCAST report
  • Planning code changes for an alerting project
  • Getting people to talk to each other before a small misunderstanding becomes a huge screwup
  • Writing up a quick brief on what IHE PCC is doing this year.
If you are working this week, what are you focusing your attention on?


  1. Yes, the dearth of meetings allows more time for other things this week:
    - Consolidating PCAST public comments
    - Knocking off some assigned self-study education
    - Adding a Harmonious Health IT blog post, and pondering what the next topic should be
    - Preparing interoperability educational materials for our sales force
    - Preparing a presentation on MU for an internal conference
    - Planning for Direct Project pilot
    - Updating the CDA spreadsheet to share with EHRA and others
    - Answering customer questions about (what else) MU
    - Finalizing HL7 ballot votes
    - Reading various "year in review" blogs, including yours

  2. I'm out of the office this week, so I am using the time to work with a couple of tools that I've been meaning to look at for a while. I've got the latest versions of MDHT and SMD to play with. I also downloaded the new version of LOINC and RELMA because I will have to do some mapping of local codes to LOINC when I get back to the office.

    I've also been practicing some music, building some model ships and planes that I have had in boxes for far too long, and walking my dog.