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Holiday Message

Posted on December 25, 2015 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 more you give away, the more you receive. You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.”-Thomas Monson

I thought this was the perfect message for me on Christmas day. I hope that you enjoy it as well. I asked some kids I know what they were planning to give for Christmas. They missed the nuance in the question and started telling me what they wanted. I was surprised how much effort it took them to answer my original question. Of course, as I’ve taken my kids to shop for Christmas, they kept giving me ideas and at least a dozen times I asked them, “Is that something for your mom or something for you?” Hopefully all of this will help my children learn the concept of giving so they make a wonderful life.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 25, 2013 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.

In case you missed it, you can read my post on Holiday Greetings and Merry Christmas. With that in mind, I thought I’d share a few pictures from my Christmas. If you don’t care for family pictures, then you’re welcome to delete this email, close your browser, etc and we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled EMR and HIPAA programming tomorrow.

I thought this captured our Christmas the best. It’s kind of become a tradition for us on Christmas Eve to take a crazy picture. The best part is that we didn’t event coordinate it. We just said go crazy and this was what came out. Love it!
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We also went to ride the Polar Express train in Williams, AZ, about an hour from the Grand Canyon. It was my first time going to the Grand Canyon. How spectacular! The polar express was awesome too. The highlight for me was dancing to Jingle Bell Rock on the train with my daughter.
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Then, here’s our official Christmas picture. Yeah, now I’m just showing off my cute kids and wife. Sorry. I couldn’t help myself.

Back to the grind tomorrow. Lots to think about as we end this year. More on that to come.

‘Twas the Night Before ICD-10

Posted on December 24, 2013 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.

HIStalk posted a great little twist on a Christmas favorite entitled ‘Twas the Night Before ICD-10 by Luke O’Cyte.

Here’s the first part:

‘Twas the night before ICD-10, when all through the payer
Not a claims engine was stirring, not even a benefits layer;
The mappings were hung in the systems with care,
In hopes that St. Remediolas soon would be there.

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate. My wife outdid herself tonight and I’m going to bed grateful for so many things. Plus, I love the excitement of my children’s anticipation of Santa.

Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 24, 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.

Merry Christmas!

I just finished our family tradition of a Christmas Eve mini dinner. My wife executed it to perfection. It was absolutely fantastic. We somehow got the kids in bed despite their excitement over the visit from Santa Clause. Shortly, I’ll go and eat the cookies and drink the milk the kids left out for Santa (man I love being Santa). I’ll leave the reindeer’s carrots for my wife.

This Christmas shopping season has been interesting for me. I see and hear so many people talk about the stress of shopping for Christmas. So many people want to “get it over” and get all worked up doing the Christmas shopping. Personally, I decided to forget all of those people who try to give the impression that Christmas shopping is a terrible experience and just enjoy it. Turns out, I love the experience of Christmas shopping.

Many people say that they hate the crowds. I love the bustle of people every where. Some people hate the cheesy Christmas music. I think the music makes for a great atmosphere. Some people hate that they don’t have enough money. I love the opportunity to teach my children that it’s not about the money. Plus, it’s fun to be creative within a budget. Some people hate “having” to take around treats to their friends and neighbors. I love the chance to go and see people that I love and care about.

Needless to say it’s been a magical Christmas season for me!

I can’t help but wonder if there’s not an analogy here for those implementing an EMR. Basically, if you want excuses not to implement or enjoy an EMR, you’ll find it. If you look for ways to implement an EMR and enjoy its benefits, you’ll find those too. I’m not suggesting you rush into anything, but you can choose to enjoy the EMR selection and implementation process and it will make a huge difference.

I realize that many of the readers of this site don’t celebrate Christmas, but I’ve never been offended when someone told me Happy Hanukkah and I don’t celebrate it. So, I hope that people can join me in the spirit of giving and caring that’s associated with Christmas.