Healthcare Assumptions You Should Bank On – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 20

For the 20th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Healthcare Assumptions You Should Bank On. We often talk to people are just entering the health IT space. The overwhelming theme from these people is that there are so many things in healthcare that they didn’t expect. For those of us working in healthcare, that’s no surprise. There are a lot of things that don’t make much sense. Plus, there are a lot of things that happen over and over again as part of the culture of healthcare (for good and bad).

With that in mind, we wanted to talk about some of the healthcare assumptions you can take to the bank. Plus, we talk about why this is the case and how that impacts organizations. If you’re new to healthcare, then you’ll really enjoy this episode. If you’ve been around healthcare for a while, you’ll likely relate to these assumptions. We’d love to here where you agree and disagree.

Here’s a quick rundown of the assumptions we discuss in this episode:

  • Data Breach Will Happen
  • HIPAA Will Be Used As An Excuse to Keep The Status Quo
  • Users Will Never Do What Is Expected of Them
  • IT Projects Will Be Delayed
  • Budgets Will Suddenly Change

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Now, without further ado, we’re excited to share with you episode 20 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.