’Tis the season of gratitude. And gravy. So. much. gravy.
To kick off this Thanksgiving week, I asked a few of my colleagues here at MediQuant to share what they were most grateful for this year – aside from Burger Fridays, that is.
In reading over their responses, I quickly realized that I got a whole lot more than a list of things they’re thankful for. I got a list of what makes us tick – of what gets us out of bed in the morning to do this work, for this company and its customers.
“Every day we get the chance to make a meaningful impact in the lives of people and contribute to the future state of care delivery.”
Ours is a B2B technology space, and we’re often up to our eyeballs in data – whether we’re extracting it, migrating it, converting it or archiving it. It’s foundational and fundamental data management work that earlier this year, Lisa Stump, senior vice president and CIO at Yale New Haven Health, called “a bread and butter, block and tackle piece of work that health systems must do…”
It’s easy to get a bit lost in the 1s and 0s. We’ve got to go deep in the weeds when we’re working with customers to streamline their IT infrastructure by decommissioning healthcare legacy systems, and projects can get very technical, very quickly. But, as I read each one of my colleagues’ sentiments, a common, decidedly untechnical theme emerged: We do what we do in order to make someone’s job easier. We help ensure they have what they need to work effectively and make informed decisions. To paraphrase Simon Sinek, we know our “why.”
“I am grateful that what we do at work matters and helps improve healthcare for others.”
We are all consumers of healthcare services, and, I for one, appreciate that through our little corner of the healthcare IT world we’re making healthcare better. With so many clinicians and healthcare administrative professionals on staff, we’re also excited about the impact we can have on those working for the healthcare organizations providing our care. We’ve been there and #thestruggleisreal when it comes to the need to make it easier for healthcare professionals to access and work with legacy data. Logging in to five different systems in order to cobble together just one patient history that may (or may not) have complete information? Nobody’s got time for that.
“I am grateful for the incredibly smart people I work with who are ALWAYS willing to share their knowledge.”
Next month, MediQuant hits a significant milestone. As part of our 20th Anniversary celebrations, we’re featuring a special two-part blog series by our founder, Tony Paparella. Until then, know that all of us at MediQuant share in this closing thought:
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to work for a great, growing company that truly cares about their employees’ and customers’ success.”
Please pass the gravy.
p.s. If you’re looking to join us in our commitment to improving healthcare, we’re hiring.