Patient Education, Records vs People, CareFusion Bought, and HIT Startup Story – Twitter Roundup

Every once in a while I like to take a tour around Twitter and share some of the interesting tweets I’ve found. Plus, I usually provide a little bit of commentary on each. Here are a few that interested me today.

Quite the imagery indeed. I’ve been fascinated with images lately. You can consume them in a few seconds and it communicates something so quickly.

Lawrence Weed, MD was way ahead of his time. The EHR can easily make us forget about the person if we’re not careful. Reimbursement and MU checkoff lists don’t help either.

Not a bad day to be at CareFusion. Bought by BD for $12.2 Billion. It is interesting that Cardinal Health created it, spun it off and then its competitor bought it. A little too inside baseball for me.

This article is a great read if you’re a health IT startup company. I love Jeff’s description of the black box of healthcare. It’s true that if you try to have them come out of the box and do something different, it’s extremely hard. If you do something that feeds the black box, then they’ll buy it. Sad, but true.

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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.