The other day I read an article that mentioned in the future, computers may replace radiologists, thereby removing human error in image reading. I can’t wait to see the studies! We already have driverless cars, so maybe that’s not too far off. What’s next? Will a robot replace a heart surgeon? I tend to dig my heels in more than most when it comes to technology, so many of you won’t agree, but I like eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, a foot on the brake, and a heart in my heart surgeon. Regardless of your view of technology, I bet that you would agree that you like a face with a name.
This week there are five conferences where you will be able to find us: Ingrid (at RIMS in Philadelphia, booth #834), Carrie (at AAOHN in New Orleans, booth #348), Ken (at IAIABC in Kansas City), John (at AOHC in Denver) and Tom (at the GSA Annual Conference in Huntsville, AL). Swing by our booth, or set up an appointment with any of us directly by clicking on their name above.
The importance of meeting in person was reaffirmed for me last week when I went to Seattle for my first visit with our new parent company, MCG Health, the worldwide leader in evidence-based medicine. Below is a photo from one of our groups.
Getting to know the staff at MCG in person put a special seal on the new relationships. I met one colleague who plans to be among the first space tourists (no, my anti-technology self will not be joining him, but we had a great time debating about it, and I hope he sends pictures!). I met another whose favorite thing in the world is to set up a BBQ on an iced-over lake and grill burgers while catching walleye (right up my alley! That's me ice fishing to your right). I also really enjoyed getting to know a few new moms who, like me, were leaving their babies at home for the first time to join the group on this trip, leading to some choked-back tears on the flight out.
Also, please connect with us on our Twitter and LinkedIn, to which we are fairly new. In fact, I just signed up! I might not book a driverless cab, but I can concede to using LinkedIn to stay connected with my new colleagues, even when we’re miles apart.
Lastly, don't forget that we offer monthly free Intro to ODG webinars. The next one is being held on Tuesday, May 16th, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST. Your teacher this time will be the fantastic Suzanne Swirsky, Customer Service Manager, and first one on the left in the picture above. Sign up using the button below, or email our Helpdesk if you have additional questions.