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Social Diagnosis? – Fun Friday

Posted on November 9, 2018 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.

It’s Friday as we start to head into the holiday season. A lot of fun and a lot of stress. What an interesting juxtaposition when it comes to your health, no? The good news is that I’m back again with some Fun Friday humor for you. When I saw this cartoon, I loved it immediately:

What’s interesting is that there is so much potential for collaborating with other doctors around challenging diagnosis. I first realized some of the opportunities there when I learned some of what Health Tap is doing.

It’s still a little bit of a wild west for many, but the fact that a patient or doctor can go online and get help with challenging healthcare situations is a very good thing. Technology will continue to enable this. I just hope it’s not quite as depicted in this cartoon.

Doc Vader Rants on CHF Readmissions and Scribes – Fun Friday

Posted on November 2, 2018 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.

It’s Friday after a week full of candy from Halloween. Given all the candy that’s been consumed this week, I thought Doc Vader’s most recent rant on CHF Bouncebacks was quite appropriate for a Fun Friday post. Doc Vader takes a swipe at scribes at the same time too (literally if you count lightsabers to the head, but watch to see what I mean). Check out the video below to see what I mean.

Unfortunately, I don’t think shame is the answer. I’m not sure a video like this is the answer either though. However, the popeyes piece gave me a good laugh. Plus, the best part is the comments on YouTube. Go and check them out and you can see that ZDoggMD’s videos really resonate with doctors. Here’s a sample of one that was hard to believe:

One time, a scribe didn’t know a diagnosis so she went with what she “thought it sounded like” and we ended up getting a call from the CDC because what she “thought it sounded like” was varicella major

And this one that’s even harder to believe:

On the scribe note: we had a patient with the surname Noenglish. Because I am pretty sure the scribe just heard the patient say “No English” when he/she asked the patient their surname.

I guess it’s fair to say that not all scribes are created equal. Not all doctors are either which is obvious when you watch Doc Vader in action.

Healthcare Machine Learning Humor – Fun Friday

Posted on October 26, 2018 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.

Happy Friday to all of you! We’re excited to be back with another Fun Friday entry. This time it’s a little humor related to machine learning and healthcare brought to us by Andrew Beam.

As if this wasn’t enough Scott Kozicki replied to this tweet with his own:

Yep. Healthcare IT is hard. Chew on that as we head into the weekend.

EHR Error Messages – Fun Friday

Posted on September 21, 2018 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.

Sometimes these Fun Friday series of humorous blog posts hit a little too close to home. I’m pretty sure this week’s post will feel a little too personal for many readers. However, when I saw it, I couldn’t help but laugh and so I thought many of you might enjoy the humor as well. First, read the error message that Dr. Hayes share and then his question in the tweet below.

The nice thing is that most EHR are moving to the cloud. You don’t get this message in the cloud. Instead, you get 404 error messages and spinning wheels. Ok, you may never get away from these messages.

Have a great weekend and may you enjoy a weekend free of error messages like this.

Medical Billing Cartoons – Fun Friday

Posted on May 4, 2018 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 shouldn’t share jokes about healthcare billing because it impacts so many patients. However, sometimes it takes illustrating how ridiculous something has become to help people understand that something needs to change. I think this is particularly true with medical billing. The hard part is that I don’t see any of it getting much better. Are there any initiatives out there to make medical billing easier and less onerous? I haven’t seen them.

Maybe I should have called this the not so Fun Friday. Hopefully, the cartoons at least give you a laugh.

Healthcare IT Job Satisfaction – Fun Friday

Posted on February 23, 2018 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.

It’s Friday and so as we head into the weekend it’s time for some fun. This is especially needed with HIMSS only 10 days away. This first cartoon hits on the impact of technology on our health, but also on the impact of EHR and technology on doctors. Especially healthcare IT software with really bad UIs. You know what I’m talking about.

And this one for my coffee loving friends:

Healthcare IT Humor – Fun Friday

Posted on January 19, 2018 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.

It’s Friday, so you know what that means. It’s time for a little bit of humor to get your weekend started off right. First, we’ll start off with a little bit of telemedicine humor. I’m sorry if this conjures up some scary images for you. You’ve been warned.

This next one just makes me laugh, but probably because we’re not too far away from something like this happening.

AI and Machine Learning Humor – Fun Friday

Posted on December 15, 2017 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.

Two of the biggest buzzwords right now in healthcare are AI and machine learning. The problem is that both of these things are real and are going to impact healthcare in really significant ways, but everyone is using them to apply to everything. Once the industry starts doing that, words lose their meaning.

That said, I still couldn’t help but laugh at this AI and machine learning cartoon (Credit to Andrew Richards for sharing this cartoon with me):

The sad reality is that this is what many companies are doing. They look for the answers they want instead of looking at what answers the data provides. That’s a hard concept for many to grasp and takes a real expert to do the latter effectively.

Technology and Health – Fun Friday

Posted on November 17, 2017 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.

It’s Friday. Time for a break from the minutiae of government regulations and other fun topics like MACRA and MIPS. We’re doing our part to help with physician burnout…or at least that should be the goal of the relatively off topic Fun Friday blog posts we do.

This week we have two cartoons for your viewing pleasure. The first one is one that many of us have experienced. I wonder how much this type of thing really comes up in a doctor’s office (ie. too much social media). I’m sure it’s an issue in mental health.

This second cartoon hits a little close to home as a professional blogger.

For the record, I don’t drink caffeine and I couldn’t be at my computer more than 12-14 hours a day. I also may or may not have an addiction to ultimate frisbee (ie. exercise).

Happy Friday!

Physician Burnout Cartoon – Fun Friday

Posted on September 29, 2017 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.

If you haven’t noticed, I love irony. That’s why this cartoon from Pediatrician and Cartoonist Dr. Maypole was perfect for a Fun Friday entry.

The sad part of this Fun Friday is that this is far too true for far too many doctors. The one good thing is that people are now recognizing it and working to address it in their workforce as Dr. Maypole suggests we do.