Healthcare Solutions Gone Wrong – Fun Friday

We love a good laugh here at Healthcare IT Today and some of the best laughs come from really creative “approaches” to really serious challenges. In today’s edition of “Fun Friday” we’re talking about Fall Prevention and Obesity. Both of these are major challenges that are costing the healthcare system a lot of money. So, I think you’ll enjoy these creative cartoons about these two important challenges.

Ok, the first one is just pretty funny because it is actually a pretty good solution to the problem. It’s not a practical solution, but it’s a cartoon after all. It also reminds me that while tech can help facilitate a number of solutions to problems in healthcare, we also have to be careful to remember that tech is not the cure all and that many solutions require little to no technology.

The second cartoon is actually a little rude. I’m sure no doctor would ever act like that. Although, it does also highlight the real challenge we face in being able to influence patients’ behavior to keep them healthy. This cartoon might resonate with me and my health a little too much.

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.