Great Analogy for Cutting Healthcare IT Investment

Posted on April 22, 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.

The real problem here is that when done right, healthcare IT and EMR can be a real benefit to a clinic. Done wrong and it can be a weight around the neck of the hospitals and doctors that are implementing it. Long term, I think the analogy is even more true. You can only glide so long without an engine to propel you.