EMR Selection e-Book

In case you don’t read my other blog, EMR and HIPAA, I released my first e-Book. This book focuses on EMR selection. So far I’m quite happy to report that a bunch of people have bought the book.

Shahid, the healthcare IT guy, wrote up a full review of my EMR selection e-book. Here’s just a few of his comments [emphasis mine]:

“I now recommend it as a must-read for anyone that’s looking to purchase an EMR and wants to know how to make sure they don’t get sold a lemon by a vendor.”

“The final selection guidelines and the contract negotiation section itself is worth the price of the book alone.”

“If you’re looking to select an EMR, this is a great book to start with. No fluff, just sound advice and a “how to” guide that you can trust to get you to a good selection and purchase decision.”

I look forward to hearing more feedback on the book.

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.


  • Hi. Great blog. Also, excellent idea on e-publishing a book. Would only add that you might consider the Manning Books approach to e-publishing, which has two interesting ‘twists’.

    1. they pre-publish the book for “early purchasers” once they have a about 5-6 chapters. they invite feedback. The ‘early bird purchase’ is about 50% off the eventual retail price from a bookstore

    2. they discount the e-book while selling a printed/bound version. Although e-books are great, many still want printed/bound. Consider publishing in Lulu (www.lulu.com) which does a great job at “on demand print publishing” — they only print as many as are ordered…

    Great stuff.

    I e-published the first healthcare/internet book in 1996 — two thumbs up to self-publishers!

    Mike Hogarth, MD

  • Mike,
    I like the idea. That’s kind of what I’ve done now in some respects. The long term plan is to write another e-Book on EMR implementation and topics like that. Then, I could put all the e-Books together to make a nice printed/bound version.

    We’ll see how it goes and how much time I have.

    Glad I could continue in the tradition you started.

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