Two years ago this month, I underwent a mastectomy at the age of 40. It’s ironic given that October is breast cancer awareness month, because for me, while cancer is always now semi-present in my mind, September is the month when the disease looms largest. That’s because it’s September when I go through the cadre of tests that are now a part of my annual experience, and it isn’t until those are in the rear view mirror with an “all clear” that I can breathe again. I’ve worked in health IT for more than fifteen years, and thankfully, our family hadn’t had much of an encounter with intensive health care before 2013, which meant that technology’s role there was conceptual to me personally. Yes, I went to an OB practice that refused for nine years to go electronic, and it […]