The Meaningful Use Song (To The Tune Of “Modern Major General”)

Posted on July 18, 2012 I Written By

Anne Zieger is veteran healthcare branding and communications expert with more than 25 years of industry experience. and her commentaries have appeared in dozens of international business publications, including Forbes, Business Week and Information Week. She has also worked extensively healthcare and health IT organizations, including several Fortune 500 companies. She can be reached at @ziegerhealth or

Folks, this should make you smile. It’s an elegantly worded Meaningful Use commentary, based on the “Modern Major General” song from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance.” The words were written by Peggy Polaneczky, MD. Enjoy, and see if you too are “the model user of an EMR that’s meaningful.”