Imagine an EMR World…

Imagine a world without HIPAA
Imagine a world without 100 zillion insurance companies (each with different policies)
Imagine a world where people didn’t shop for drugs
Imagine a world where patient care was the only reason for health care

Never going to happen. However, I can’t help but wonder the type of EMR software we could create if we didn’t have to worry about the above items.

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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.

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  • Not having to worry about compliance, regulations, and certification would free developers up to create more patient-centric features to truly SERVE THE NEEDS of patients and their care givers.

    But would that happen in a open competition market or do the regs, rules, and certification push the software developers to make a better product? I don’t know the answer but it makes me wonder.

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