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EMR and “Traditional Doctors”

Posted on July 17, 2009 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.

At my EHR/ARRA presentation in Austin the speaker before me, Jill Lewis, CEO of Urology Austin (who did an excellent job), was trying to describe some of the doctors who were having a harder time adopting and learning to use their EMR software. You knew that she wanted to say “older doctors” but didn’t want to possibly offend some of the possibly older doctors in the room. Smart move.

As she was struggling for the right description of the doctors who were having a harder time learning or adopting their EMR, a nice GYN in the front shouted out “traditional doctors.” I thought the description was perfect. So, from now on I’ll be using the term “traditional doctors” when describing those that are averse to adopting an EMR. I think this is actually a great description since the fact of the matter is that while many of the “traditional doctors” are older, there are some older doctors who are wonderful adopters of EMR and there are younger doctors who don’t want to go anywhere near an EMR.

EHR Stimulus (ARRA) Presentation in Austin, Texas

Posted on July 16, 2009 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 just got done with a presentation in Austin, TX on EHR stimulus money available through ARRA. Overall it seems like the comments on the presentation were good and those in attendance seemed to appreciate hearing some candid thoughts about the EHR stimulus money and how they could obtain that money. I think I’ll share some of the other things I learned from the experience and thoughts I had while talking to people for future posts.

As I promised those in attendance, here are the slides I used for my presentation:

I want to thank GCS Technologies for inviting me to come and do this presentation. From everything I saw and experienced they seem to be a first class organization that does IT support the right way.

If any of you have an organization or company that’s interested in having me present on the topic or EHR stimulus money from ARRA, feel free to drop me a note on my “Contact Us” page.