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A Privilege & Pleasure

December 25, 2009
by aguerra
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As we wind down an exciting year in healthcare IT, and look forward to an even more dynamic one, I’d like to take a moment to thank all the people who make HCI the superior information product it is today.

To start, no one will argue that we have an amazingly talented and passionate staff. Stacey Kramer, our managing editor, works tirelessly behind the scenes to bring you clean and crisp magazine pages. Kate Gamble, recently promoted to associate managing editor is, without a doubt, one of the most outstanding professional journalists I have come across. Senior Editor Daphne Lawrence was born to “tell it like it is,” cutting through the spin and getting to the heart of the matter. Senior Contributing Editor Mark Hagland knows more about healthcare IT than most CIOs, having devoted over 20 years to following this industry. And Contributing Editor David Raths is an expert in HIE and state-level policy issues.

It has been a true privilege to work with these dedicated and talented people.

But beyond our formal staff, HCI has engaged a talented team of bloggers who round out our content offering with their commentary and analysis. It all started in late 2007 with one blog and a hunch that readers were ready for something beyond traditional news and articles. Luckily, Vince Ciotti was intrigued enough by the idea to sign on. More than two years and 20 bloggers later, the results have been amazing.

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AG - It's been amazing to work with you and the entire team at HCI. I wish great things for everyone as we enter the New Year. I have no doubt you will continue to do great things as the HCIT thought leader as we enter what looks to be some very exciting years! HNY!

Thanks for making HCI one of the best places for health IT news and information. But more importantly for the broad perspective this publication provides and the excellent analysis of the industry. The clear-eyed understanding of the issues and no BS delivery are refreshing...

Thanks so much, Anthony. It was a pleasure working with you!

Congrats on the success you're seeing over there at HCI, Anthony and team. I remember the way things were a couple of years ago when it seemed like HCI was just beginning to focus on the web. It has grown impressively. The information and analysis is a valuable resource for me. Well done!

Anthony,
Your leadership and enthusiastic candor is infectious. You've made it a pleasure for many of us to embrace reading and writing in the blogs. I have personally benefited greatly as a result of your efforts. Thank you and Happy New Year.

It's a privelege to work with such an inspired and inspiring team, Anthony. Thanks and happy new year.

Thanks for making HCI one of the best places for health IT news and information. But more importantly for the broad perspective this publication provides and the excellent analysis of the industry. The clear-eyed understanding of the issues and no BS delivery are refreshing...

Thanks Gwen and Travis. Regarding micromanaging, I'm of the mindset which says if you find talented and passionate people willing to align themselves with your brand, you get out of the way and let them do their thing! :)

thank you all for the kind comments. 2010 is going to be an exciting year!

AG,

Like the others who have commented before me, I, too, would like to thank you for your leadership and friendship, and your gifted stewardship of our very eclectic and often spirited blogging team! As you have pointed out, the HCI bloggers bring a diversity to the magazine that is unmatched, but I would imagine that diversity presents a few editorial challenges, as well! Your ability to lead by example without micromanaging has, and will continue to, bring out the very best we have to offer.

Thanks for the opportunity, and here's to an exceptional 2010 for all of us!

G.

Thanks Brian. Coming from you someone so passionate about improving healthcare that means a lot. I will make sure the whole staff sees your kind words.

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Anthony Guerra is Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Informatics. His blog contains story lineups for...