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Category: food

02/28/14 06:24 - ID#58740 pmobl

Wholefoods Piggy Trough 2 - Oink

I can't wait for more of this in my life.

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Category: conferences

02/25/14 10:27 - ID#58735 pmobl

HIMSS Conference Day 2


Today the sessions were less oertanent to my work than yesterday but still pretty good. I was fascinated by the presentation of the Rochester HIE which is their wnyhealthelink. I asked why the HIEs aren't launching patient portals. According to the speaker, they had one and shut it because for a few reasons. He cited complexity of managing patient expectations and authentication as you'd expect. However, what I hadn't thought about was that MU 2 credits are based on the individual facilities having their own portals to get credit for Secure Health Messaging, "View, Download, Transmit, etc" This seems like a total disservice to the patients to me. Having 3 portals of my own to manage I am already frustrated. Systems like microsoft health vault could help. Maybe its the answer, to let the patient manage it at their own place. But what patients have time for that.

If the Federal or at least state government could just handle it all it would be easier for the patient. I think a lot of people are afraid of this due to the whole "death panel" drama. Really though not having a centralized place is just going to make for more duplicate tests, inconvenience for the patient, more mistakes and more complexity in diagnosis.

The conference is so massive. These pics don't even do it justice. I completed my task of finding the right contact at our EMR vendor to get started with their new API. Hopefully the promises pan out.

The Microsoft stand looks packed but they were giving away free beer and food at the time. Overall, their was so much schwag. I got nothing so far besides a mint because I didn't feel like carrying or advertising anything for other people.

In generally find myself sad after the conference each day. While my job is fun and rewarding I feel like I am missing out on all kinds of fascinating health care technology, half of which I feel capable of making myself. I also feel like I could be involved in stuff that helps more people. Maybe I could still do my job but try and get more involved with our local HIE.

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Category: conference

02/25/14 10:08 - ID#58734 pmobl

HIMSS Conference Day One


Lots of interesting sessions. The vendor floor is so massive it takes like an hour to walk across and they even have a trolley. I have never seen anything like it.

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Category: dancing

02/23/14 08:23 - ID#58731 pmobl

Sasha at Firestone in Orlando


Last night we checked out Sasha at Firestone in Orlando on Sunday night. The venue was amazing. Sasha was kind of boring. The place had no trebble inside. At one point Sasha left the stage for like 5-10 minutes and the music kept going and changing over and mixing as though he was still DJing. This totally broke the illusion that he was actually DJing to me.

I left and went to the outdoor dance area that had some other DJ. The music was so good and he was real cute. I danced so hard. I tried looking up who it was but I can't find any info.

The sad part was that the outdoor area was also a smokers lounge. I found it so annoying to dance in a smoky place. Esp cigar smoke. There is so much irony to me being at a healthcare conference for a cancer center dancing in a cloud of cigar smoke. Why do people still smoke tobacco?

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Category: hotels

02/23/14 07:33 - ID#58730 pmobl

The hotel - Bluegreen Fountains


It seems like every hotel has pools here but our hotel has the best pools. The main pool is like a city block big. I can't wait to check it out later in the week. There is a gym, a bar and strangely a Starbucks and dominos pizza. It looks like additional retail is being built.

According to the website, rooms are now $499 a night but there was a special with Orbitz for $209 a night for a week which was cheaper than a regular hotel room yet its a whole 2 bedroom apartment with kitchen, living room and balcony patio.

This is much better than my experience with Orbitz and Expedia in Portland where I ended up in some isolated hotel way outside the city.

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Category: food

02/23/14 07:03 - ID#58729 pmobl

Roadside Fruit and Pecans


We stopped at a roadside fruit stand and bought some amazing local strawberries and oranges. They smell so good in the warm car. We also got some delicious looking pecans from a farm in Georgia. They are big and fancy unlike the broken ones I normally get.

I want to go to a large farmers market and see if anyone has finger limes down here.

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Category: beach

02/23/14 06:56 - ID#58728 pmobl

Cocoa Beach 2


After the conference registration and stuff I headed over to the beach for a couple hours with (e:yesthatcasey). It was amazing. Despite all the weather saying it was a overcast thunderstorm, it was 80 and sunny all day from when I woke up at 8 till sundown. We rode the waves so hard and far. Some of them were massive. One kind twisted me up under water, I though my neck was going to break. Though, it was pretty amazing in general and all the ibuprofen for my tooth makes me pretty impervious to pain right now anywaysm

Going to the beach is a double edged sword. I love seeing all the hot guys but then I get jealous of them. Despite working out I obviously don't look like someone who lives in a place where you can go shirtless most of the year. Casey said it is environmentally unfriendly to have big muscles because I don't need them to type and I'd have to just eat more to maintain them.

I was trying to explain to casey that this is a issue that seems like its worse for gay people because your desired object could also be your competition. He countered this with that he gets jealous of woman too.

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Category: conference

02/23/14 01:40 - ID#58724 pmobl

HIMSS 2014


This morning I headed down to the conference to complete my registration. I really wanted to attend three sessions but it turned out today is "pre-conference" and the all day tracks cost extra money. One was on medical device security, one on mobile EHR and one on agile project mgmt. Sadly, each of those was from a different track so it would have been like $395 x 3. I wasn't going to pay and honestly even if work world have it is a waste of resources for what it was.

I can't wait for it to actually get started. I wish Patrick could have been here with me. I think I would have gotten more out of it having someone else to discuss with. We probably could have cured cancer with that much concentrated brainstorming time.

I'm done for the day now. Off to the beach.

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Category: food

02/23/14 01:31 - ID#58723 pmobl

Whole foods


I know its so blah blah but I want whole foods by us so bad. They even have a plum and quince paste. I literally ate a 2.1 trough of food. oink. Off to the beach to show off my belly.

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Category: beaches

02/22/14 10:32 - ID#58721 pmobl

Daytona and Cocoa Beaches


We visited some beaches today. Daytona beach seemed so ghetto. I'd have to see it during spring break to really know. On the other hand, Cocoa Beach at Cape Canaveral was amazing. I wish it wasn't 25 centers per 8 minutes to park. We are going to have to get a day pass to the park and go back.

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