EMR Marriage, EMR Divorce, EMR Pregnancy and Now Marrying an EMR for Money

Yes, I’ve compared EMR to Marriage and it talks about it being a huge deal to “divorce” your EMR.

Yes, I’ve compared EMR Implementation to Pregnancy.

Now I bring you what may be my most important comparison of all: Don’t marry an EMR because of money!

Sure, the allure of $18 billion of EMR stimulus money is attractive, but don’t choose an EMR because you can get that money. You shouldn’t choose someone to marry because of money and you shouldn’t choose an EMR for the EMR stimulus money as well.

Certainly you want to make sure your mate EMR company is financially sound, can provide for your needs, and is going to be around even if times get tough. However, more important than all of that is you want your EMR company to be willing to make you (the user) the center of their attention. If they do that, then you’ll have a happy “marriage” that will last for a long time to come. If you get WOW’d by the EMR stimulus money, you might just regret it later.

I could keep going about the prenup (EMR guarantees) and other similarities, but I think you get the point. Don’t buy an EMR based solely on EMR stimulus money!

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of 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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