EMR Implementation – The Candy Bar Cure

Posted on May 5, 2006 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.

One day at the beginning of the “EMR Experience”, I saw the nurses quite upset and overwhelmed with all the changes and the learning curve of implementing an EMR. You could literally feel the negativity in the air. My wife had supplied my office with a Costco box of candy bars. Seeing the candy bars gave me an idea. I walked through the clinic with the box of candy bars offering them to everyone. It was amazing how a little candy bar could literally change the mood of the entire clinic. Maybe every EMR system should provide a box of candy bars as part of every EMR purchase.