Humorous or Scary? – Fun Friday

It’s Friday heading into the weekend, so we generally try to end the week with a little humor. Although, I have to admit that this week’s cartoons are a little more scary and sad for me than humorous. Although, they definitely hit some humorous points.

Maybe this week’s cartoons just describe my current mood that was captured really well in a tweet from today’s #HITsm chat:

I replied that this is how I feel when I write about health IT. A lot of optimism for what’s still possible, but also some real sadness about the real challenges we face in healthcare. I think that’s well illustrated in these 3 cartoons.

I didn’t acknowledge the Donald Trump reference in this tweet, because no President of any party has really done anything to improve this.

Not sure if this is funny because of the echo chamber or because healthcare is so large that people from the same organization don’t even know each other. Probably both.

The life of a doctor!

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, 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.