Breaking: The Real People Behind Extormity

Posted on February 22, 2011 I Written By

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As many of you know, EMR and HIPAA is a big time news company. We have a really fat budget and pay our reporters huge amounts of money to sit and smoke cigars while producing very little content of value.

One of our biggest expenses here at HIMSS is in our investigative reporting department. Our motto is that if someone else breaks a story before us, then we spend the money to break them. Yes, we’re very serious about spending outrageous money breaking stories that no one else can break.

After 3 years of investigation (and no government stimulus money), we’ve finally cracked the code on who’s behind the famous (and hilarious) Extormity EHR software. They’ve been very good about concealing their identity before their big HIMSS press conference in 312C, West Building.

The people behind Extormity EHR is actually the obviously creative and innovative people at MIE – Medical Informtics Engineering and NoMoreClipboard

Credit them for their creativity and bringing to light the atrocities that I call Jabba the Hutt EHR vendors. The good thing for MIE is that I don’t consider them a Jabba the Hutt EHR vendor like the popular Extormity EHR that they created.

More news later after the press conference and presentation at HIT X.0 on Thursday.’s HIMSS11 coverage is sponsored by Practice Fusion, provider of the free, web-based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system used by over 70,000 healthcare providers in the US.