EMR Expert Interviews by NaviNet

I was recently asked by health IT vendor, NaviNet, if I’d be willing to do an interview as part of their “Expert Interview Series.” Since I’m always interested in pontificating about EMR and EHR, I consented. You can find the full interview here.

Here’s one answer I gave that I think really illustrates the key to broad EHR adoption:

You think that will really cause doctors to choose an EHR provider?
I do. I think doctors will talk to other doctors to get first-hand experiences since they’re very social within their own networks. They’ll want to be able to talk to other doctors, hear first-hand experiences. They’ll gravitate to vendors where other doctors say, “Yeah, this is much better for me over using paper.”

Key Message: Doctors Talk!

In the interview, I also suggested three challenges that practices will have in meeting the EHR Meaningful Use requirements:

  • The provider didn’t understand the core measure.
  • They thought the EHR vendor would do it.
  • They thought it was satisfied through HIPAA or something else that they did.

Key Message: Be careful to understand meaningful use properly.

Lots more in the interview, so check out the NaviNet EMR Expert Interview Series for the rest of my answers.

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.


  • Completely agree about the big challenge that is what the meaningful use core measures mean to different docs in different specialities. It was very confusing at several points when I tried it and failed to meet MU. I ended up having to guess, which I think will end up making the final data much less useful, that is basing data on people’s guesses. Bad bad bad…

  • Thanks so much John for participating in our NaviNet Expert Series. As always, we appreciate your insights into care collaboration, mobile health, and patient engagement — and the healthcare industry as a whole.

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