EMR Implementation – The Candy Bar Cure

One day at the beginning of the “EMR Experience”, I saw the nurses quite upset and overwhelmed with all the changes and the learning curve of implementing an EMR. You could literally feel the negativity in the air. My wife had supplied my office with a Costco box of candy bars. Seeing the candy bars gave me an idea. I walked through the clinic with the box of candy bars offering them to everyone. It was amazing how a little candy bar could literally change the mood of the entire clinic. Maybe every EMR system should provide a box of candy bars as part of every EMR purchase.

About the author

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.