Data Privacy and Standards – Fun Friday

Fall is upon us and that means the crazy fall conference season. At least it does for me and the team at Healthcare Scene. There’s always so much going on. Luckily, that means great content for you the reader.

As it’s Friday, I’m excited to share another Fun Friday post to hopefully over some levity and lessons as you head into the weekend.

First up is this great health data security cartoon:

I’m not sure if this is good for our children to be asking this question, but the world is definitely changing when it comes to health data privacy.

The next cartoon on health standards comes from a discussion Dan Munro was having about FHIR and the need for an MPI (Master Patient Index) solution or not. It’s a great discussion if you’re a health IT nerd, but the cartoon he shares is spot on when it comes to healthcare standard development. Note: You’ll need to click on the tweet and then the cartoon to see it.

Have a great weekend!

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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.