The Medical Quack – Great Healthcare Blog

Well, I’d been meaning to link to my friend Ducknet or as she calls her blog, The Medical Quack, for a while, but never got around to it. I figured it was about time since she’s been posting like crazy on that blog and deserved a little love.

I must admit that she posts a ton of medical related content. In fact, probably too much for me. I’m a little bit of a healthcare snob and have my preference for EMR and/or IT in healthcare. Ducknet has an incredible tech background with experience working at Intel and TabletKiosk. I’ve often turned to her on Skype to ask her details about the latest processors or the best tablet pc for my doctors to use with our EMR. She’s always been spot on.

Plus, she finds nice little nuggets of EMR industry knowledge that I hadn’t seen until now: Misys Purchases Allscripts. That’s a really interesting industry consolidation of what I would consider a very weak brand with a very strong brand. Kind of reminds me of when HP and Compaq came together (can’t remember who bought who in that one). The interesting question is which EMR software system will emerge from the Misys purchase of Allscripts.

Hopefully the Allscripts marketing team is kept in tact. I liked their use of social media to promote EMR.

About the author

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.


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