Far Too Often We Forget the Human Element of Healthcare

I recently wrote a post on EMR and HIPAA that talked about the social and behavioral factors that influence someone’s health and wellness. When you look at all those factors you realize that really improving someone’s health is a complex problem. However, when you get it right, it has such far reaching consequences.

I was reminded of this when I saw this great video from GetWellNetwork. I’m told they showed this at their user conference before their CEO started his keynote. Take a few minutes to watch this video:

It’s great to see a company that focuses so much on the patient. I love patient stories like this. It reframes and reminds me of the important work we’re doing in healthcare.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the 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.