Health IT: Buy or Sell? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 12

For the 12th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re doing a new segment we’re calling: Health IT: Buy or Sell?  In this new segment, we look at health IT news items, trends, and technologies and discuss whether we’re “buying” or “selling” it.   In other words, do we think that the news item or technology is going to make a big impact or not or whether an assertion is something we agree with or not.

The good news is that with Health IT: Buy or Sell, you can join in with your thoughts and opinions on the subject.  We hope you’ll comment on where you agree with us and where you disagree with us.  Let us know if you’re buying or selling in the comments below or on Twitter with @HealthcareScene.

To start off this episode, we also discuss the question of whether EMRs should be as easy as iTunes and we share out thoughts on a new Epic EMR Parody Twitter account.  This was a really lively discussion with some different opinions on the future of health IT.

Here’s a quick rundown of the topics and questions we discuss in this episode:

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Now, without further ado, we’re excited to share with you episode 12 of the Healthcare IT Today podcast.

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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.