I was treated to the news that Dr. Neil Calman, President of CEO of the Institute for Family Health has launched his own blog, at http://neilcalman.blogspot.com/. Of course I’m excited by this as I got to meet Neil and his care system very recently and will look forward to being updated about things as they happen with Neil and IFH. When I see Neil, instead of asking, “what’s happening, Neil?” maybe I’ll be asking, “how’s that thing happening, Neil?”
I have noticed in some of my own professional interactions that the conversations start more deeply, more quickly, when I am having them with someone who has been following a blog of mine. I have to remember what I write so I don’t tell the same story. My antidote for this is to appeal to others to have their own blogs, so they can experience the same embarrassment.
I think this is a great way to stay connected to other leaders, and hopefully we’ll have Neil write a few guest posts about the work IFH is doing to support patient centered health information technology.