I left the meeting wishing I had arranged to fly out after the last session rather than before. I also left with a deepened respect for the remarkable work being done by imaging informaticists, and a sense of anticipation about what is to come. Let’s face it: it takes more than software and hardware to ensure digital communications. It takes experienced, innovative IT people who can adapt these tools to individual workflows. And then keep adapting. And adapting. And adapting some more. The job is never done.
Imagine what could happen if Congress deputized these people and this industry with the promise of some stimulus funding.