Matching Healthcare IT Project Plans to Reality

I’m traveling today to the Dell Healthcare Think Tank Event, hosting a G+ hangout discussing HIPAA with Mac McMillan, battling some allergies (where was that allergy warning app when I needed it?), finishing up plans for the Health IT Marketing and PR Conference, and still keeping all the other projects I have moving forward. So, today I thought I’d keep it simple and share this insightful quote from Eric Haglund’s Appropriate IT blog:

It is possible to force a project plan to match reality but impossible to force reality to match a project plan. So why is it the latter is attempted more then the former?

-S. Yetter

I don’t know Eric, but I love blogs from in the trenches people like Eric. Too bad he stopped blogging back in the middle of 2009. The great part is that even though he wrote the blog post back in 2009, it’s still just as insightful in 2014.

I look forward to participating in a discussion around this quote.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, 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.