The Finger Pointing Circle of Healthcare Blame

Posted on December 4, 2015 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.


I think MS Unites is really on to something with this tweet. Earlier this week I did a webinar for Kareo about the 2016 Healthcare Business Trends (I think if you sign up you can see the recording of it). In the presentation I talk about a lot of the challenges that small practices face when it comes to all the changes happening in healthcare. As I put together the presentation I was hit by how many things are happening which really make healthcare a challenge.

Going back to the tweet, there’s a lot of finger pointing in healthcare. The reality is that the finger pointing is probably accurate. At the end of the day, everyone in the healthcare system has a finger pointing at them. Everyone has played a part in getting us to the flawed healthcare system that we have today. Of course, no one wants to take responsibility and yet we all need to take responsibility and do what we can to make it better.

I thought this tweet from Paulo Machado paralleled nicely with this discussion:

I think a tsunami of change is an accurate description of what’s happening in healthcare. I’m reminded of when I lived in Hawaii and we got the Tsunami warnings well ahead of the waves crashing on the shores. I think that’s what I see happening in healthcare. There are dozens of signs that things are changing. Some people are in denial. Others will see the shift in healthcare as an opportunity. I personally see it as the later.

What are you doing to help fix healthcare and prepare for the future?