Healthcare Risks, Privacy Risks, and Blowing Up MU

Posted on May 18, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the 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 and John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

All of healthcare has risks. The key is getting a good grasp of all the risks. Are we doing that really well in healthcare IT and EHR?

I repeatedly find that most people are happy to give up some privacy risk for the potential for better health. This increases even more when someone is seriously sick. Privacy becomes even less important to them.

I always love to see tweets from someone I’ve never met or heard of tweeting out my articles. Tim did a good job summarizing my post about blowing up meaningful use. The post has gotten some good traction and a great discussion. I’m sure that they won’t take my exact approach, but I hope that it will help push ONC to move MU in a direction of extreme simplification.