EMR Expert Interviews by NaviNet

Posted on December 9, 2011 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 was recently asked by health IT vendor, NaviNet, if I’d be willing to do an interview as part of their “Expert Interview Series.” Since I’m always interested in pontificating about EMR and EHR, I consented. You can find the full interview here.

Here’s one answer I gave that I think really illustrates the key to broad EHR adoption:

You think that will really cause doctors to choose an EHR provider?
I do. I think doctors will talk to other doctors to get first-hand experiences since they’re very social within their own networks. They’ll want to be able to talk to other doctors, hear first-hand experiences. They’ll gravitate to vendors where other doctors say, “Yeah, this is much better for me over using paper.”

Key Message: Doctors Talk!

In the interview, I also suggested three challenges that practices will have in meeting the EHR Meaningful Use requirements:

  • The provider didn’t understand the core measure.
  • They thought the EHR vendor would do it.
  • They thought it was satisfied through HIPAA or something else that they did.

Key Message: Be careful to understand meaningful use properly.

Lots more in the interview, so check out the NaviNet EMR Expert Interview Series for the rest of my answers.