EMR Addiction – Where’s EMR Anonymous?

Right now I’m feeling quite overwhelmed. If it weren’t for this boring class I’m in I probably wouldn’t have time to even post to my blog. I’ve been participating in the HIT Blogposium which I haven’t been able to participate as much as I’d like. I’ve tried to keep up on my own EMR blog and my EMR and biometrics article. It’s been a fun experience participating in the blogposium experience. I’ve learned some very interesting things during the collaboration and hope they do it again when I have more time.

My EMR addiction has also left me in a vulnerable position because a local doctor has asked me for some help in choosing an EMR and more importantly ordering all the equipment that he needs to purchase to start a brand new office. It’s quite overwhelming even though I love EMR and helping him. I just wish he and I had more time to think through all the options. Weighing the I need it now with I want it done right is a real challenge. At least he’s selected an EMR and I think we have all the most important equipment ordered. We’ll see how good my off the cuff suggestions end up.

This EMR (and probably blogging) addiction has also really gotten in the way of a business plan that I submitted to a contest. My idea is pretty good and looks even better on paper and has nothing to do with EMR. I’m one of 6 finalists and I present on Wednesday. I’m pretty overwhelmed since a 20 minute presentation will determine a large difference in cash prizes. I’m stuck. Work on my blog and EMR which I love or polish my business plan. Unfortunately, I can’t work one dimensional. My mother always told me, “You can’t do everything.” I always replied, “You’re right…but I’m sure going to try.”

And of course, outside this EMR addiction my wife and son like to see me too. Imagine that! Besides me being stressed I think I’ve done a good job shielding my family from all that I’m trying to do. Sometimes I fail, but overall I think it’s not affecting my time with my family since I do most of it in boring classes or late at night. Family’s really what’s most important anyway. Maybe I just need to get my wife interested in EMR and blogging.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, 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, EXPO.health, 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.

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