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September 1, 2010 News 2 Comments

EHR Songs

– sung to EHR vendors, regulators, and users in the modern “elevator pitch” time

If you have more glass and steel and shiny art nouveau
In your headquarters and offices to and fro
Then it’s time to reconsider
And maybe be a quitter
Cause you’re more a drain than help for healthcare’s woe
You need retoolin’, baby, I’m not foolin’
We gonna send you back to design schoolin’
Way down inside, honey, you need it
We gonna get you to share
We gotta get you to share
Wanna whole lotta share’n (X 4)
App me, app me, app me, baby, please
Let me pick and choose what suits my needs
Never underestimate my cred inside my head
I know which tools I think are best of breeds
Payment-O, I need you
MU, yes, we’re trying
Payment-O, I need you so
Could you ease it in?
Workflow mess, assorted tasks
Sleepless nights, you bring
And all to prove, we’re on the move
And complying
Payment-O, I need you so (X 2)
Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m the tool of wealth and means
I’ve been around for a long, long year
Broke many an org’s money schemes
I was round back when Hendrix sang
Brought many a doc doubt and pain
Made damn sure CIO guy
Shook my hand and sealed his fate
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
You can app if you want to
You can leave old code behind
Cause compet’s don’t app
And if they don’t app
Well, they’re no friends of mine
Please release us, let us go
For we don’t love you anymore
To waste our practice seems a sin
Release us and we’ll EH –R again
This ain’t no party, this ain’t no insco
This ain’t no PQRI
No time for waiting, or getting ready
I ain’t got time for that now

Props (or, better yet, apologies) to Englebert, T. Heads, Stones, Zep, Cars, and Men At Work.

From the trenches…

“When the music changes, so does the dance.” – African proverb


Dr. Gregg Alexander, a grunt in the trenches pediatrician, directs the “Pediatric Office of the Future” exhibit for the
American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the Professional Advisory Council for ModernMedicine.com. More of his blather…er, writings…can be found at his blog, practice web site or directly from doc@madisonpediatric.com.

Comments 2
  • Dr. HITECH approves of this lyrical approach to prodding, pleading and otherwise pestering vendors to change their wickit ways. If Dr. Alexander can record these ditties, he is welcome to submit them for consideration as his application to the American College of Medical Informatimusicology (http://informatimusicology.blogspot.com). In the absence of musical accompaniment, he should consider submitting his work to the American College of Medical Informatilyricology, next door down…

    Yours in the quest of ultimate eminence through hyper-specialization,

    Dr. HITECH

  • Re: your latest (exhale)post. I gotta tell ya. If I had a coupla more doobs and a bottla Jack I would read it again. Masterful.

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