Everyone dies. People suffer and die. I hate this - always have. It's especially devastating when someone suffers or dies needlessly. Sometimes suffering and death happen because of inadequate information. This is where health information technology (HealthIT) can improve things.
People are often heroic at the end of their lives when faced with death. The gravitas and dignity can be amazing. It cannot help but touch your heart. Those people constantly flash before my eyes as I think about ways to help save or improve lives.