EHR Adoption Percentage, EHR Story, and Future of EHR

Posted on May 12, 2013 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.


I always love to grab the various EHR adoption numbers. Seems like most are hovering around the 60% number now. This one says 57% EHR adoption.


Of course, this is coming from ONC’s Twitter account, but I’m always happy to read someone’s story. If you’re willing to put your name to it, I’m willing to read it and see what you have to say. Plus, he takes a realistic look at some of the benefits of an EHR in a real matter of fact way.


This is probably the most focused and well written description of the real reasons why EHR software is a disappointment today. Unfortunately, the issues described are a fundamental problem with the healthcare system and something unlikely to change in the near future.