Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

I’ve mostly taken the day off today since my kids are out of school for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. I have been keeping an eye on the Presidential Inauguration and its messages for healthcare.

Outside of that, my plan is to take a bit of a break from work and spend time with my kids. I know that between now and HIMSS is a complete sprint for me and so it’s nice to have a little break before I start sprinting.

I always take a second to think about and thank all those healthcare workers who don’t have today off because healthcare never stops. I’m deeply appreciative to those who make that sacrifice. Some try to diminish that sacrifice by saying it’s their job, but that doesn’t change the sacrifice in my mind. Particularly because it’s true on every single holiday.

For those of you not working, what’s your plans for today? Anything fun and exciting? We’re thinking about taking our kids hiking. Yes, that’s the beauty of living in Las Vegas.

I woke up this morning to my son making a 3 course breakfast for my daughter (cereal, pancakes, and toaster strudel). Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make it wonderful. Considering the battles my son and daughter have had, it’s nice to see him do something nice for her.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.