Incredible EMR Implementation Commentary

Posted on May 30, 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.

I finally made some time to read a few of the EMR posts by Dr. Griever a Canadian EMR blogger. Besides being an excellent writer, she gives a lot of great detail. She also made one of the funniest(and true) statements I’ve read in a long time. It describes EMR implementation so well.

It can be challenging for the IT lead to maintain enthusiasm for EMRs in the face of the inevitable problems and delays. Starting an EMR is a bit like being pregnant: you get nausea and swollen ankles first, and the good part doesn’t come until much later. EMR transition is easier for some than others: I told one of my colleagues that I was having a normal vaginal delivery, while he was having a difficult C/section.

I think I’m about 8 months pregnant now.