Healthcare and Health IT Analogies – Fun Friday

At today’s #HITsm chat we asked those participating to create a food analogy for healthcare. Needless to say we got some pretty funny responses. Plus, it communicated something pretty interesting about healthcare and health IT.

Here’s a quick roundup of some of the healthcare analogies that were shared:

Which was extended this way…

What do you think of these analogies? Any of them ring true to you? Any of them you’d like to extend? Of course, if you have your own analogies, be sure to share them with us in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #HITsm.

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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.