The EMR Nightmare or Dream – #HITsm Chat

@ElinSilveous started an interesting sidebar conversation in the #HITsm chat today. I’ll let the tweets tell most of the story:!/ElinSilveous/status/124888853055152128
My response to her tweet:!/techguy/status/124889284288315394
Then, Gregg Masters offered this insight:!/2healthguru/status/124889651386384384
I then responded:!/techguy/status/124890626453012481

Part of the challenge here is that doctors have been accepting of these nightmare installations. I’m not going to say that the EHR vendors are the only ones to blame. Sometimes clinics set themselves up for a nightmare installation. However, I’ve found that selecting the right EHR vendor is more than half the battle.

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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.

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.