Medicare EHR Incentive Resource and Healthcare CIO on 2011

A couple quick tweets to welcome your new week. Both tweets stand on their own and link to some good reads for those interested in the topics. The second one is particularly good since it’s John Halamka’s 2011 wrap up across all the various parts of John Halamka’s life. Let me know what you think of both reads.

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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.

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  • The second one strikes me as apt. We’re letting the government tell us how to develop EMRs, which just gums up the works and usability. There should be one button on all EMRs, marked “Submit MU Data”. That’s all it should take. None of this other nonsense. It typically ends up being nearly a complete waste of doctors’ time — time that could be better spent focusing on how we can help a given patient sitting in front of us right here and now. Can you imagine? You go to your doctor to discuss your medical problem and get help and they say, “Hold on a few minutes while I check some boxes off your chart for the government. Oh, sorry, we don’t have time now, so just let me run you through the system, maybe we’ll check some labs. See you back in a month to talk about you. Darn, this should be a blog!

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