Are You a Healthcare IT Troublemaker or Rebel?

What a great image and list! I’m going to be chewing on this one for a while. I think it’s a fine line between troublemaker and rebel. Although, at it’s core I’d suggest that the main difference is motivation. A person or organizations motivation will make all the difference.

As I think about social media, I can think of a lot of healthcare IT troublemakers and rebels. Social media has a way of really exposing people as troublemakers or rebels. It’s hard to hide your motivation on social media.

Now I’m going to go and chew on whether I’m a troublemaker or rebel.

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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.


  • George Bernard Shaw said: The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

    Physicians have felt powerless and have submitted to poorly designed systems that decrease productivity and increase cost. Those rebelling against “Meaningful Use” have been shouted down by those who spent $30 Billion dollars on these poor systems. It is time to rebel. Even Halamka thinks Meaningful Use should end.

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