Thank you for attending, thank you Boston

Thank you to all the friends and supporters of QPID who attended our Open House this Monday evening. After a long and emotionally draining week here in Boston, it was our pleasure to host some of the city’s brightest tech and health care minds for a night of conversation, cocktails and camaraderie. We are grateful that the evening was possible – only after the heroic and timely actions of  Boston’s emergency personnel, police department and health care systems – along with the FBI – to make our city safe again.

Health care played a pivotal role in the events that unfolded at the Boston Marathon last week. Many in the general public jumped into action on scene, to save the injured. Physicians and other clinicians worked through the night performing multiple surgeries. Politics and opinions don’t come into play at these times – just quality care for the wounded and for the patients. It was but one example of how important the health care industry is, and that we need to work together to keep it available, affordable and efficient to everyone. Some victims of last week’s bombing will need help – their medical bills will be more than they can afford, and some were uninsured altogether. To help those in financial need as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing, please visit The One Fund Boston – a fund created by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during Monday’s Boston Marathon.

We’re proud to have been born out of a city that is not only a mecca of great health care, but one of amazing people.

Stay strong, Boston.