IT Training for Doctors – Fun Friday

This week’s edition of Fun Friday might be a little bit of an exaggeration. Ok, it might be a major exaggeration, but most IT people have been in similar position. So, I think you’ll enjoy this. Unless you’re a doctor and then you should look away. Plus, IT people should realize that we felt the same way we confronted a CPT or ICD-10 code, but I digress.

Enjoy this week’s Fun Friday cartoon thanks to VM Racks.

The irony of this comic really stands out when I think about a recent discussion I was having with a security expert around 2 factor authentication. They looked at the audit logs and saw how effective the 2 factor authentication was for securing the healthcare application. I then asked how much it inhibited those that needed to appropriately access the application. Still waiting for an answer on that one. Security and accessibility are always a give and take. Hard to imagine a doctor enjoying 2 factor authentication when they already have issues with passwords (and yes, I know those issues are often brought on by bad password policies implemented by IT people). ePrescribing controlled substances has already pushed doctors to 2 factor authentication in many places. So, it’s possible.

Have a great weekend!

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, 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, EXPO.health, 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.

   

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