“Episode 124: Why EHR Systems Have Failed Us and How Innovations Can Enable a Better Healthcare Future, with John Lynn, founder of Healthcare Scene”
by Stacey Richter

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John Lynn is the Founder of Healthcare Scene. Healthcare Scene is a unique healthcare IT network which consists of 10 EHR and Healthcare IT blogs containing over 11,000 articles published over 11 years. Of those articles, John has written over 5500 of them himself.

These EMR & Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 million times and John has over 80k social media followers and 53k email subscribers who follow him as a thought leader in the EHR and Healthcare IT space.

John also led Healthcare Scene’s acquisition of the leading Health IT job board, Healthcare IT Central. This included the acquisition of Healthcare IT Today, a unique career resource for healthcare IT professionals.

In 2014, John launched the first of its kind Healthcare IT Marketing and PR Conference (HITMC). Through John’s leadership, this conference has become the premiere venue for health IT marketing and PR professionals to learn and network with their peers. Plus, out of this conference, John has organized a strong community of marketing and PR professionals who are working to improve healthcare.

John has given keynote speeches and taught workshops across the country and around the world. He has spoken at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual conference six times and at conferences like CES (Consumer Electronics Show), SXSW, and CTIA – The Wireless Association along with keynote speeches at EHR user conferences include Modernizing Medicine’s EMA Nation and the gMed Summit to name a few. John has also taught multiple EHR workshops in Dubai with attendees from throughout the Middle East and Asia.

John co-founded Influential Networks and Physia, and is currently a formal advisor to three healthcare IT companies. John was previously an advisor to docBeat, which was acquired by Vocera.

John has four children and a beautiful wife that keep him grounded and remind him of what’s important in life. John loves to play competitive ultimate frisbee and dance. His love of dance is reflected in his Reality TV blog network which covers shows such as Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and America’s Got Talent.

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


00:00 Using Technology to Improve Healthcare as an important goal.
02:00 How Technology can enable a different trajectory.
02:40 The disconnect between Expectation and Intention.
03:15 The real, original purpose behind an EHR.
05:10 The problem with imperfect Data in EHR.
05:45 “It’s really a challenge for us to update that information once it’s in there.”
06:00 “You have to create the tools to leverage that Data.”
06:40 Solving the Interoperability Problem.
07:00 “What tools can we provide the Doctor to better help him Process the Data.”
08:50 Figuring out what Data is useful to Doctors.
09:20 “What of this Data really matters, and why does it matter?”
10:25 Building Trust with Doctors to Trust AI components.
12:00 Pushing for other Clinical Staff to collect Data.
12:35 “The systems we use to Collect Data need to be smarter as well.”
13:00 “The real problem created by our Healthcare Culture is that Doctors are scared.”
14:10 Why current solutions are getting more uptake.
15:00 “Doctors don’t get paid extra if they have the right info.
15:45 “How do you know if that Doctor is giving you good Healthcare or not?”
17:45 “How well can you track the Impact you’re having on your Patients?”
20:15 Starting to think from a Value-Based Care mindset.
22:00 Meaningful Use changing the Healthcare Market overnight.
24:00 Lowering the Cost of Care.
25:20 “Tech is only an enabler.”
26:20 Making Data Actionable.
29:00 “How do I engage that Patient in a way that will cause them to change their behavior.”