You know what time it is if the post begins with a hashtag. That’s right. We’re taking a quick look at some of the interesting, insightful, fun, entertaining, beautiful or otherwise thought provoking tweets related to EMR and EHR.
We’ll lead off with a tweet nomination to the #eHealth100:
— Anneliz Hannan (@annelizhannan) December 30, 2012
Yes, I was happy that Anneliz thought of me with this tweet nomination. Although, I must admit that I wasn’t sure what I was being nominated for, so I asked and got the following response about the goal of the #eHealth100
— Sherry Reynolds (@Cascadia) December 31, 2012
I appreciate being mentioned in this group. Considering the many people that make up the healthcare world, I just hope that each day I can make a small difference in people’s lives. It’s a beautiful thing when I can do that and provide for my family at the same time.
— David May (@DavidMayMD) December 30, 2012
I love and hate the sarcasm in Dr. May’s tweet. I love the irony, but hate that it seems to be a major medical breakthrough.
MedTech will rocket in 2013; 72 percent of office-based physicians use electronic med records (EMR), up 48% from 2009 j.mp/RpumKi
— Guy Marion (@Guy_Marion) December 31, 2012
I’m always looking for more numbers on EMR adoption. Although, then I realized that the article is from Venture Beat. Unfortunately, the people at Venture Beat don’t follow healthcare IT and especially EHR very well (they do follow other startups well). This can be seen in their reference to ZocDoc and Castlight as EHR companies likely to go public. They might go public, but they are definitely not EHR companies. I also love that they also have a quote saying that 90% of doctors don’t have an EMR which totally contradicts the CDC EMR adoption numbers they put at the beginning.
The long story short: 1. Don’t read Venture Beat for healthcare IT info. 2. We don’t really know how we’re doing with EHR adoption. We just know EHR adoption is on the rise.
“One in three community providers who have gone live w/their EMR in past 12 months feels they made the wrong decision” healthcareitnews.com/news/dissatisf…
— Charles Webster, MD (@EHRworkflow) December 26, 2012
I’ve sadly been predicting major EMR switching for a year or more. There are a number of reasons for this, but I’d say the biggest driver of EMR switching is thanks to the EHR incentive money and meaningful use.