A Little Trick for the Traveling EHR Consultant

A few years back I learned a little trick that is great when traveling or going to conferences where you often find yourself in a situation with few places to plug in. If you’re like me, not having a place to power up is almost worse than not having a place to go to the bathroom. Yes, it really is that serious. This is even more true if you’re stuck in a Winter Travel Delay situation like Cassie described.

The situation is really simple. You search the entire airport or conference for a plug and all of them are in use (I will say that some airports have gotten better with the number of plugs they have available). The solution is even simpler. I carry around a mini power strip  or similar device in my bag.

Now, when you need to find a place to plugin, it’s never an issue. You just find someone already using a plug and politely ask them if you can share. Their initial reaction will always be “What is this guy thinking? I’m not giving up my outlet.” However, when they see the power strip, their look will turn from disgust to genius envy very quickly.

Use this simple technique and you’ll almost never be without a place to plug in. Plus, if you get the 3 plug strip, you can share with another traveler who might not be so prepared.

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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.

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