EMR Conference Thoughts

I’ve been really enjoying the EMR conference yesterday and look forward to it again today. I’m a bit tired from it all, but the people at the conference have been great. It’s pretty small in numbers, but I’ve enjoyed the small intimate crowd and the smart people I’ve met.

I’ve been talking to a lot of people who’ve asked if I’m going to various conferences. I’d like to go to more, but I must admit that it’s quite an expensive (financially and time) to go to a conference. I am planning to make the trek out to HIMSS 11 in Orlando and I posted the first HIMSS 11 keynote speakers on EMR and EHR.

I’ve got at least a dozen new blog topics from this conference that I’ll be posting soon. So, look forward to some good stuff over the next couple weeks.

If I had a quick takeaway from this conference so far, I’d say that I don’t think that we have an idea of the impact that healthcare reform can and will have on healthcare IT. There have been a number of people talking about in their presentations and in side conversations about the potential impact of healthcare reform. In fact, it seems like the uncertainty of it all might be the worst aspect. As one speaker said, In the face of uncertainty most people decide to do nothing. Sounds like the past year and a half in the EMR world, no?

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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.


  • John,
    I definitely understand how conferences can wear a person down. Being in ‘conference mode’ for a few days can be a complete drain on the system.

    Hey, I thought I would extend an invitation to a webinar next Thursday presented by McKesson that focuses on straight-talk about the Stimulus and Meaningful Use. It should be packed full of good information that cuts through all the rumors.

    Hopefully you can attend it live, but if not, it will be recorded however you’ll need to register to receive the recorded web address.

    Here’s the registration page:


  • Hi John,
    I was also at this conference, but didn’t get a chance to meet you. I’m reviewing my notes this morning, and it reiterates a lot your thoughts above. Definitely a good learning experience.

  • Steve,
    I’m sorry to hear we didn’t get a chance to meet. I’d have been interested to talk with you. I enjoyed visiting with the people there more than anything. I think it will prove incredibly valuable long term.

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