The Changing EHR and Health IT Landscape

Posted on March 25, 2014 I Written By

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

We’re entering a really interesting period for healthcare IT. I’d say this is the start of a really big transition period for the EHR market. The government induced demand for EHR will end soon and we’ll see very different dynamics going forward. With that said, I think we’re about to enter one of the most exciting periods of healthcare IT ever. The wheat is going to be sifted from the chaff and the cream will rise to the top. We’re about to enter a phase where people are more worried about how to get the most out of their EHR versus getting an EHR.

This is what makes us most excited at EMR and EHR. We’re entering a really exciting time where I believe we’re going to see some amazing new EHR uses. We’ll do our best to continue keeping you up to date on the latest happenings in the EMR, EHR, and health IT worlds.

I’m excited to say that we just passed our 1200th blog post on EMRandEHR.com. What an amazing body of work that we’ve created on this site. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our readers and advertisers. I deeply appreciate both groups more than I can express in a blog post.

As we usually do every 6 months, I want to highlight the new and renewing advertisers. If you appreciate the content we create on EMRandEHR.com, then I hope you’ll take a second to browse through these companies which support the work we do.

New EMR and EHR Advertisers
VM Racks – If you’re looking for HIPAA compliant web hosting, you should check out VM Racks to see what they have to offer. They provide a managed services environment that many health IT companies will find interesting. The great part is that right now they’re offering a free 30 day trial of their HIPAA compliant web hosting. I can see a lot of health IT startup companies that could benefit from the 30 day free trial, but a 30 day free trial is great for anyone who wants to get a feel for how well their hosting works.

HealthFusion – If you’re looking for a 2014 Edition certified EHR, then take a look at HealthFusion’s MediTouch EHR. In fact, they were one of the first to be 2014 Edition certified since they completed it on June 13th, 2013. They offer a number of interesting whitepapers like this one on “12 questions to ask before buying EHR software.”

Colocation America – I’ve written many times about the shift away from built in data centers or server rooms to outside data centers. Colocation America offers a variety of data center hosting options across the country and a number of HIPAA compliant hosting options.

Modernizing Medicine – I’ve written previously about the Modernizing Medicine approach to ICD-10 and their unique EHR interface. If you are looking for an EMR for dermatology, opthamology, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, orthopedics, or cosmetic surgery, then take a look at what Modernizing Medicine has created.

Renewing EMR and EHR Advertisers
I can’t thank the following advertisers enough for their support. As you can see, many of them have been supporting EMR and EHR for 2 or 3 years. I’m glad they still see value in supporting the work we do.
Ambir – Advertiser since 1/2010
Cerner – Advertiser since 9/2011
Canon – Advertiser since 10/2012
gMed – Advertiser since 8/2013

Check out our healthcare IT advertising page for more information on supporting EMRandEHR.com. Plus, this is the final week to register for the Health IT Marketing and PR Conference. If you’re on the fence about attending the conference, go and register now and you won’t be disappointed. We have two days with amazing content and great networking with attendees.