EMR and Marriage

Posted on December 21, 2010 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.

Back in 2006, I wrote a post on EMR and HIPAA comparing EMR and Marriage. I think anyone who’s been through an EMR implementation and is married can see the similarities.

Today marks the 8th year of marriage to my sweet wife. Since today’s our anniversary, I find it fitting to again consider EMR and marriage. My wife exhibits so many great qualities that people would love to find in an EMR and EMR vendor.

My wife is flexible.
My wife cares about me.
My wife worries more about me than her own well being.
My wife goes the extra mile to make my life easy.
My wife is easy on the eyes.
My wife understands my needs and does everything in her power to satisfy those needs.
My wife trusts me and I trust her.

Needless to say, if more EMR implementations were as great as my marriage, we’d have a much higher EMR install rate.