Healthcare Regulations: Buying or Selling? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 16

For the 16th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about whether we’re “buying” or “selling” various healthcare regulations. Back in Episode 12 of the podcast, we tried out a new format we called Health IT: Buy or Sell? It was so popular that we decided to bring it back again in this episode and will likely do it more in the future.

For those not familiar with the format, we take an assertion or other statement about health IT and we have to share whether we’re buying that assertion or whether we’re selling the assertion. Basically, do we agree with it or not. Plus, we share some insights and perspectives on why we’re buying it or why we’re selling it.

We chose some really great topics for this healthcare regulation edition of Buying or Selling. Here’s a quick rundown of the assertions we discuss in this episode:

  • The US Needs a National Patient ID
  • UnitedHealth is a Better Home for PatientsLikeMe
  • De-identified Patient Data
  • EHRs Should be Regulated by the FDA

Thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Chirpy Bird Health IT Consulting. If you don’t know the power packed team behind this company, Joy Rios and Robin Roberts are some of the most well informed health IT regulations experts you’ll find. Joy has literally written the book on some of the most important health IT regulations like PQRS, MU, MACRA, MIPS, etc. They are true regulation experts…and it doesn’t hurt that they’re some of the nicest people on earth too. Plus, they also host the HIT Like a Girl Podcast which features women in health IT. For more information about Chirpy Bird Health IT Consulting and HIT Like a Girl Podcast, check out their website and

Now, without further ado, we’re excited to share with you episode 16 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.