I had a few great photographs to choose from for this week’s Photo Friday, they were of colleagues and friends from this week’s California Chronic Care Conference. Those are posted below. I chose this one to be “the” photograph though – the one of the conference attendees.
Why? Because when I downloaded this one it was different than a typical picture of people at a conference. Look at their faces – they are smiling. They are smiling because they are attending a panel of patients talking about their experiences in and out of health care managing their conditions. The panel was moderated by Alan Glaseroff, MD, and it demonstrated how much energy people get from knowing how their work impacts others. It’s a Toyota Motor principle that I mention often (do I need to stop?) – “Seeing the impact of what you do.”
Thanks to the California Healthcare Foundation for hosting the conference with this idea in mind, and for doing things differently, including no powerpoint slides. Some of the other photographs from this week are below. Enjoy.