Is Healthcare Interoperability Dead or Alive? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 2

After the successful launch of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re excited to share our 2nd episode. The good news is that the Healthcare IT Today podcast has been approved on pretty much all of the most popular podcasting platforms. You can visit our Healthcare IT Today Podcast page where you can get links to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform. If we’re missing a platform you’d like, let us know on our contact us page and we’ll do our best to get Healthcare IT Today added.

For the 2nd episode of the Healthcare IT Today podcast, we chose some meaty topics, great headlines, and started our first stat of the day and tweet of the day features. Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Hospital EHR Market Share Stat – Dominance by the Big 3
  • Healthcare Interoperability – Is it Dead or Alive?
  • athenahealth Acquired by Veritas Capital and Elliott Management – What does that mean for the EHR industry?
  • Tweet of the Day on Healthcare Innovation from Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA

A big thank you to our sponsor for this episode: Liaison Technologies. If you’re looking at how to more effectively manage your healthcare interoperability efforts, including accessing and managing external third party data, be sure to check out the team at Liaison Technologies.

Now, without further ado, we’re excited to share with you episode 2 of the Healthcare IT Today podcast.

We’re planning to release a new Healthcare IT Today podcast every ~2 weeks. Thanks to our friends at Healthcare Now Radio, you’ll be able to listen to the latest episodes of Healthcare IT Today on their radio station for the first two weeks. Then, we’ll be publishing each episode as a podcast and YouTube video here after it finishes on the radio.

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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.


  • John & Colin,

    You’re off to a GREAT start with the radio show/podcast! I’ve enjoyed hearing both episodes thus far. From my limited live radio experience, I know that it’s a LOT harder than it looks, but you guys make it look (and sound) easy!

    You both know that “Interoperability” is a hot button for me. I feel like you could spend a whole SEASON unpacking the layers… I would certainly liste, but I might be the only one! LOL!

    Nice job guys! Looking forward to getting the “band” back together at HIMSS in a couple of weeks!


  • Thanks Brian. I’m not sure how easy it is, but I think we’re both enjoying the experience.

    I have no doubt that interoperability will be part of future episodes. Interoperability is a bit like an onion…it has a lot of layers.

  • I love how passionate and conversational you’ve made this! I feel like I’m right there with you.

    Keep it up… Looking forward to the next episodes! 🙂

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