Algorithmizing Humans and Humanizing Algorithms

While I think this is an extraordinary play on words, I don’t think either is a bad thing. In fact, I think both are good things. I don’t believe like some people that robots and AI are going to take over the world. I do think that robots and AI will become quite amazing and in some ways they already have.

Humans have flaws and algorithms have flaws. That’s just the nature of life.

The more I learn and talk about the future of EHR, the more excited I get about the power of technology to make healthcare better. My only sadness is that we haven’t gotten their faster. I want my vision of a smart EHR to become a reality everywhere. The technology is there. We just need to capitalize on it. I’m hopeful that we’ll do so in the next 5 years.

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.