AMIA scuttlebutt

I’m on my way home from the AMIA annual conference, which actually doesn’t end until tomorrow. I’ve got just a couple of short items to share. First of all, I was not the only person to notice that ONC’s Chuck Friedman was wearing a tie with elephants on it. He said it’s from Thailand, a place that actually has elephants, and in no way is meant to be a political statement. In fact, he said he had to get ethics clearance from HHS to wear it to work.
Also, I heard legendary medical informaticist Clem McDonald ask a session moderator if recorded sessions would be available for purchase on DVD. Someone like Clem McDonald shouldn’t have to pay for that. Just saying.