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Healthcare Scene Supporters

Posted on August 3, 2017 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.

When you’ve been blogging for as long as I have and on as many blogs as I do, you start to take all the aggregate numbers for granted a little bit. At least until you sit down and add up all the numbers when someone asks you for them.

I did this recently and found that across the network of Healthcare Scene websites, we’ve generated over 22.6 million pageviews across 11,500+ blog posts and 17,566 comments. Just on EMR and EHR (this blog) alone, the 2075 blog posts have generated over 5 million pageviews. Plus, that doesn’t count the 53,000 email subscribers who read the content we create in their email client. We send about 150,000 to 200,000 emails per week with great healthcare IT content.

We’re proud of these numbers because it represents so many people getting information they can use to help them perform their job better and hopefully improve healthcare. Thank you for each of you that read us regularly.

Along with a thank you to our readers, I want to take a second to thank many of the companies that sponsor Healthcare Scene. We have a wide variety of sponsors that purchased sponsored blog posts, email marketing, and display ads (Check out our media kit for more info). Their support allows us to continue our work to provide great healthcare IT content, but we work hard to make sure they receive a lot of value in return.

If you’re a reader of this site, take a second to look through these companies that support Healthcare Scene. No doubt some of them could help your organization improve healthcare.

Galen Healthcare Solutions – Galen Healthcare Solutions is a great company that along with offering consulting services provides some really great tools and services to help organizations that are switching EHR software. They were one of the first companies I’ve found that handles EHR data conversions when you’re switching EHRs. Plus, they’ve also created a really great archive solution for those trying to deal with legacy solutions. If you’re switching EHR vendors or if you want to archive some old legacy health IT systems, check out what Galen Healthcare Solutions has to offer. Not to mention their EMR optimization services as well.

Solution Reach – While Solution Reach is well known in the Dental market, they are just now working to make a big splash in the medical market. They offer a patient relationship management system that helps a medical prctice with patient education, practice marketing, reputation management, patient reminders, and much more. If you’re a medical practice, take some time to check out the services they offer.

Intel Health – We’ve been lucky to work with Intel on a number of great projects including a couple recent CIO video interviews. I don’t think anyone needs an introduction to Intel, but many people might be surprised by how many things Intel is doing in healthcare. In a recent video we did with Intel they said “We know the future, because we’re building it.” In so many ways this is correct since Intel’s technology is at the heart of most of the exciting things we see happening in healthcare IT.

Conduent – Many of you might be familiar with our Breakaway Thinking blog post series that’s sponsored by the Breakaway Learning Solutions (A Conduent Company). Breakaway Learning Solutions provides a really innovative way to train EHR users using a simulator based training model. Whether you’re training EHR users as part of a go-live or you’re training new employees that join your system, take a look at Breakaway Learning Solutions unique approach to EHR training.

Stericycle Communication Solutions – As a long time sponsor, most of you will know about Stericycle Communication Solutions. They provide a wide variety of communication solutions for healthcare including patient reminders, call center services, patient self scheduling and much more.

FormFast – Most healthcare organizations are likely familiar with FormFast’s form technology which is in use at over 1100 healthcare organizations. However, FormFast also just recently launched a new product called FormFast connect which provides mobile pre-registration to patients’ mobile devices. If you’ve never seen their form technology, check it out and you’ll see the difference between other form options out there.

Kareo – You likely saw the recent #KareoChat we hosted, but we’ve also been working with Kareo in a number of other ways as well. For example, we’ll be presenting a webinar on Understanding Patient: The Secret to a Thriving Medical Pracitce on Aug 23rd. Kareo provides a full suite of software and services to medical practices including: EHR, Practice Management, Revenue Cycle, Practice Marketing, and much more.

Iron Mountain – Healthcare Scene has been creating a whole series of content for Iron Mountain’s blog. I’m sure most organizations know about Iron Mountain and you’ve likely seen their trucks. However, they also offer a whole suite of IT and data center services along with their records management, document imaging, data management, secure shredding, etc.

MRO – We’re happy to have MRO sponsoring our special HIM Scene website focused on HIM professionals. MRO is one of the leading providers of Release of Information services out there. If you’re looking for an outsourced service to streamline your release of information process, check them out.

HIPAA One – If you have to do a HIPAA Risk Assessment (yes, that’s basically all of you), then you’ll want to check out HIPAA One. They offer a solution that walks you through the HIPAA risk assessment and properly documents everything for you. I haven’t seen any other solution out there that’s simpler and more complete than what HIPAA One offers.

MedicaSoft – This is a brand new sponsor for us, but we’re happy to have them sponsoring Healthcare Scene. Along with offering a full EHR solution, Medicasoft also is seeing a lot of traction with their Paitent Portal solution and their interoperability solutions. I love the way MedicaSoft describes their solutions: “Innovative Healthcare IT Products Built with Modern Technology.” I know this is what many would like to see in healthcare.

Hopefully I didn’t leave anyone out. As you can see we have a great group of companies that support Healthcare Scene. We’re lucky to have them as partners in the work we do. Hopefully some of these companies can help you solve the problems you face in your organization. If you want to join this great group of companies, you can find more information here.

Thanks for indulging us a little bit as we recognize those who support all the work we’ve done. However, we still have a lot more to do when it comes to making sure technology improves healthcare. In fact, shortly we’ll be announcing a new healthcare IT event that’s focused on healthcare organizations collaborating together to improve healthcare. More details to come very soon!

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of you who support Healthcare Scene!

EMR and EHR Reaches 2000 Posts Published

Posted on April 24, 2017 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 taking a small break from our regularly scheduled MACRA Monday program to bring you this special announcement. This post is the 2000th blog post on EMR and EHR! Check out the admin view I woke up to this morning:

I’m pretty excited by this achievement since I nearly sold this blog about 8-9 years ago. Plus, this blog was kind of started on a lark to help someone who wanted a place to blog. 21 blog posts later, he got a new job and couldn’t blog anymore, so I continued it without him.

As EMR and EHR has progressed, we’ve worked hard to focus the content of the site on the ambulatory market and have expanded beyond the topics of EMR and EHR into anything that might be useful to an ambulatory organization. I’m happy to say that EMR and EHR is approaching 5 million pageviews.

In the beginning, I was the main blogger on the site, but I certainly haven’t done this alone. To all those people who contributed to EMR and EHR over the years, I can’t thank you enough:

Anne Zieger – 429 posts
Jennifer Dennard – 143 posts
Andy Oram – 106 posts
Katie Clark – 44 posts
Carl Bergman – 45 posts
Priya Ramachandran – 40 posts
Dr. Jeff – 21 posts
Janae Sharp – 5 posts
Julie Maas – 5 posts
Colin Hung – 1 post
Guest Bloggers – 53 posts
*Note: Many of these people also blog on other Healthcare Scene blogs as well.

The nice thing is, we’re really just getting started. We have a lot more planned for EMR and EHR. One thing we’re working on is doing a number of blog post series on topics that matter to ambulatory practices similar to what we’ve done with MACRA Monday. These series will be deep dives into topics that matter to ambulatory practices.

From these blog post series, we’re also going to generate a list of the various companies in that space similar to what we’ve done with EHR companies in the past. One challenge we see ambulatory practices face is they don’t know all of the companies out there that are creating innovative solutions that can make their practice run more efficiently. Hopefully these new resources will help them cut through all the noise and discover companies they’ve likely never heard of before.

It’s an exciting time in the industry because I think that practices are now ready to move beyond the EHR. Don’t get me wrong, the EHR has had a good run and will continue to be an integral part of every practice. In fact, we still have a lot of work to do to get value out of the EHR. However, we need to explore what else practices need to be successful in this ever-changing healthcare world. We’ll be exploring this question in our next 2000 blog posts.

Thanks to all of you who keep reading and please let us know on our contact us page how we can help you even more.

EMR and EHR Update

Posted on June 30, 2016 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.

The evolution of blogging has been interesting to me. I use to celebrate all sorts of milestones on my blogs. Now that we’re 10 years and over 10,000 blog posts into my healthcare IT blogging career, I sometimes take for granted what each blog accomplishes. I’ll try and fix that by covering a few of the latest stats for EMR and EHR:

  • 4.6 million pageviews
  • 1,789 blog posts
  • 3,887 comments
  • Average of 4.9 blog posts/week

Looks like my first post on EMR and EHR was way back on April 30, 2009. I’m pretty proud of what we’ve built at EMR and EHR over the past 7 years. Ironically, I actually started this blog for a guy named Jamie. I was busy blogging over on EMR and HIPAA. 5 blog posts in he got a new job which didn’t leave him the time to blog, so I took it over and have been blogging on it with a group of other amazing writers ever since.

A year or so after I started EMR and EHR, I almost sold the blog for $50k. Considering the revenue this blog has generated since then and what it’s worth, I’m glad I chose not to sell it at the time.

Speaking of which, I’ve been lucky to have hundreds of great healthcare IT and EHR companies support this blog over the years. We started off largely selling EHR display ads and they still do quite well for us since our readers are often looking for the right EHR and healthcare solutions. Since then we’ve really expanded our healthcare IT marketing options to things like email marketing and sponsored content.

Thanks to the hundreds of advertisers that have and continue to support the work we do covering the healthcare IT and EHR industry. Plus, I can’t express my gratitude enough for the millions of readers who have visited EMR and EHR. Especially the many people who have shared our content, corrected our mistakes, extended the conversation, shared us on social media, and helped us continue to be the go to place for what’s happening in healthcare IT.

Here’s looking forward to another 7 years of excitement. I can only imagine where EHR and health IT will be 7 years from now. That’s what makes this field so exciting.

Government Involvement in Healthcare IT – How Meaningful Use Went Wrong

Posted on June 15, 2016 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 have about 150 draft blog posts on EMR and EHR. Most of them are ideas for future posts. Unfortunately, I get so many new ideas, a lot of the drafts remain draft blog posts for long periods of time. I probably should create a better process for tracking my blog post ideas, but this was worked so far. Plus, it’s fun to go back and see what past ideas I had for posts and then think about how things have changed or whether that insight has stood the test of time.

This post is an example of that and the draft blog post contained a tweet that Greg Meyer shared during a #HITsm Twitter chat back in December 2014. Here’s the tweet:

No doubt Greg’s tweet resonated with me back in 2014 and still resonates with me today. In meaningful use, the government got way too deep into the how and caused all sorts of unintended consequences. We’d be in a much better position if the government would have just defined the measures and functions and not how you actually got there.

What’s interesting is that this is more or less what I’ve been hearing from Andy Slavitt in regards to MACRA. I’m not sure CMS has executed this vision well, but it’s at least hopeful that their leader is espousing a similar approach to what Greg describes above.

I’d also point out an insight I believe I first heard from Dr. Michael Koriwchak. He espoused the principle that CMS shouldn’t require the collection of any data which it wasn’t going to actually use. Think about how meaningful use would have been totally different if they’d employed this rule. What value is there to healthcare if we collect a whole bunch of data that’s never actually used to improve care?

Do you think CMS will get this right with MACRA? Share your thoughts in the comments.

EMR and EHR Goes Mobile

Posted on June 26, 2015 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 know. I’m a little late to the party. Ironically I created the first mobile version of EMR and EHR about 3+ years ago, but the options that were available weren’t very good and so I abandoned it and went back to the general theme. Plus, phone sizes got so big that I’ve always felt like most websites could be viewed on a modern smartphone without issue.

The people at Google (who are much smarter than me) have chosen otherwise and have started penalizing websites (in their search ranking) that aren’t mobile optimized. I still don’t think it’s a huge deal for my readers since only 10-15% of them read it on mobile devices and a big portion of that is on an iPad or tablet which is large enough to enjoy the normal website. Plus, an even larger portion of the EMR and EHR readership reads it in their email and that’s optimized for mobile already.

Of course, now that you’ve heard my excuses for why it took so long to create a beautiful mobile version of EMR and EHR, I’m happy to say that I’ve finally bit the bullet and rolled out a nice mobile theme for EMR and EHR. In fact, if you’re reading this post on your mobile device, then you’re experiencing the mobile optimized goodness already.

I’m still working on a few more changes to the mobile version of EMR and EHR, but I think you’ll enjoy reading our great content on your mobile device much better now. Let us know what you think in the comments. We’re happy to hear any problems, suggestions, and any praise (who doesn’t like a little ego stroke?) you have about the new mobile version of the site.

Above all else, thanks so much for reading and all your support!

Health IT Thought Leadership

Posted on October 3, 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.

One of the big trends I see happening in the Health IT world is that every company wants to be a thought leader in the industry. It’s a powerful thing to provide thought leadership to your potential customers. It can also be an extremely challenging thing for an organization to sell that type of investment to their executive leadership team.

With that in mind, we’ve been working on some really compelling thought leadership marketing packages for health IT companies. It’s literally a fully integrated marketing package which integrates with our existing readership, email marketing, social media mentions (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google Plus, etc), and ongoing traffic from search engines and related posts. Plus, you can use that thought leadership content in your own marketing efforts.

You can see some of the companies who’ve been sponsoring content on our network of Healthcare IT blogs. Barry Haitoff from Medical Management Corporation of America has been doing a series of posts focused on ways ambulatory practices can improve revenue. The Breakaway Group has sponsored a series of posts called Breakaway Thinking which focuses on ways to really improve what we’re doing in healthcare and break away from the competition. Vishal Gandhi from ClinicSpectrum has done an amazing job with the Cost Effective Healthcare Workflow Series. I love the way Vishal merges both technology and people into the optimal workflow.

I love the win win that these sponsored series provide. They allow us to keep the lights on here at Healthcare Scene, while still meeting our primary goal of providing value to the readers. We’d love for you to Contact Us if you’re interested in sponsoring your own series of blog posts.

Along with the sponsored series, we’re also extremely grateful for the various advertisers that have supported the site as well. Here are a few of the advertisers that have renewed their ad recently. Take a look at them and see if one of them could help you in your job.

Ambir (Advertiser since 1/2010) – I appreciate Ambir since they’ve been a sponsor for so long. I have one of their scanners on my desk and it’s worked great for me. Plus, they’re working on some really interesting workflow iPad applications that are really exciting too. Check them out to see what they’re working on.

Digital Health Conference (Advertiser since 7/2011) – This is the 4th year the Digital Health Conference, organized by NYeC, has advertised with us to promote there event in November. I’ll be at the event (see my full Fall HIT Conference schedule), so let me know if you plan to attend. Plus, you can get 20% off your registration if you use the discount code: HCS. Hopefully I’ll get to see many of you readers at the event.

Cerner (Advertiser since 9/2011) – Another great long term supporter of the site. Cerner Ambulatory EHR really needs no introduction. If you’re looking for an EHR, check them out. Their iPad application still had the coolest EHR iPad application feature I’ve seen: one swipe prescription refill.

gMed (Advertiser since 8/2013) – I had a really great chance this summer to get to know gMed on a much deeper level when they invited me to give the Keynote on the future of EHR at their EHR user conference. They certainly do make a compelling case for their Gastro specific EHR software. There are things they do because they’re specialty specific that you’ll really never see from a general EHR vendor.

Modernizing Medicine (Advertiser since 1/2014) – This is another specialty specific EHR vendor that takes a really unique approach to how you document a visit. If they are in your specialty (Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Gastroenterology, Urology, Rheumatology, Cosmetics), be sure to get a demo and see what makes them unique. I’ve also been invited to speak at their EHR user conference in November.

Finally thanks to the 3.6 million times this website’s been loaded by a reader and the 2166 people who subscribed to EMR and EHR and read the almost daily emails. To those who haven’t yet subscribed, here’s a link to subscribe to all the Healthcare Scene blogs you find interesting. It’s really hard to believe that we’re well over 5 years and 1,344 blog posts into this journey and in some ways it feels like we’re just getting started.

1300 Blog Posts and 3.5+ Million Pageviews

Posted on August 4, 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.

I need to try and remember to celebrate each blogs accomplishments more often. I just noticed that EMR and EHR just passed 1300 blog posts and 3.5 million pageviews since we started this blog on April 30, 2009 (Note: The full Healthcare Scene network is well over 6000 blog posts). I just came across this tweet and it seemed fitting to describe what I’ve done with EMR and EHR.

I guess one could argue that the Ark was built with help from THE EXPERT, but let’s not get dig into Bible doctrine here. No doubt this is the ark. People ask me all the time if I have a background in journalism. Short Answer: No. Long Answer: I was the guy that avoided any kind of English class in college and so I only took one business writing class my whole college career. After that they also ask me if I have a background in healthcare. Short Answer: No. Long Answer: I interviewed for my first job in healthcare about 9 years ago and when asked about my experience in healthcare I replied, “I’ve been to the doctor.” For those wondering, I do have an IT background. That’s why I’m appropriately @techguy on Twitter.

Why then has EMR and EHR been such a success? I’ll admit that my timing was good. The $36 billion in EHR stimulus money really helped this site grow. Although, this site wouldn’t have the thousands of email subscribers and regular readers that it has if there wasn’t something more.

At the end of the day, I think there are two major things that have made EMR and EHR a success: passion and community.

I love healthcare IT. More specifically, I love the impact of technology on systems. I love how you can use technology to improve something (yes, I know we could argue whether EHR improves something or not, but that’s another post). I have a deeply held belief that technology can improve processes. Luckily that belief is deeply rooted and proved out in millions of ways. Sadly, only a few of those are in healthcare, but to me that just means there’s so much opportunity. This passion is what makes 1300 blog posts possible. Any blogger can tell you that about 50 blog posts in, the low hanging fruit is gone. Passion is what gets you past 50 blog posts and why there’s a never ending well of content that can be written.

While passion is important (especially at the beginning when no one is reading), the real reason EMR and EHR is a success is because of the community behind it. The regular readers who comment publicly and privately make it something special. The readers who forward a post to their colleagues and friends are all apart of the makeup of the blog. The people who tweet and share these posts on social media are what make this blog tick. Thanks to all of you who contribute in some small or large way to the community.

Thanks for letting me muse for a minute about EMR and EHR. I’m looking forward to the next 1300 blog posts and 3.5 million pageviews. I think we’re entering one of the most exciting times for healthcare IT. I see a bunch of grunt work ahead, but the results of that grind are going to provide solutions we would never expect.

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.

Almost 3 Million EMR and EHR Pageviews

Posted on September 25, 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 just checked the stats for EMR and EHR and realized that we’re about to top 3 million pageviews since we first started the blog back in April 2009. That’s pretty exciting since the first year of the blog I really didn’t do much with it. Over the life of EMR and EHR we’ve posted 1057 posts and had 2927 comments (not counting the 95,665 spam comments we’ve filtered).

A big thanks to Anne Zieger (244 posts) and Jennifer Dennard (114 posts) for all their contributions over the years as well. They’ve both made amazing contributions to the site and likely don’t get the credit they deserve. I’m lucky because not only are they great writers who know the industry well, but they’re wonderful people. I’m proud to associate with them.

If you’ve made it this far through the blog post, then hopefully you’ll take a few minutes to take a look at the new and renewing EMR and EHR advertisers below. Without them, none of this would be possible. I’m really blessed to have their support.

New EMR and EHR Advertisers
Clinithink – I’ve often heard doctors proclaim NLP as the perfect balance between clinical narrative and structured data. Clinithink is focused squarely on this challenge. How do you take your healthcare data and extract the value out of it? Clinithink’s answer is preserving the context and meaning intended by the narrative while structuring and encoding it with rich, granular data.

DrChrono – An EHR created with the iPad tablet interface in mind. You can see the difference between a native iPad EHR application and some sort of remote desktop EHR application on the iPad. DrChrono offers a free basic version so you can try it out before you buy.

gMed – A specialty specific EHR focused on Gastroenterologists. I was excited to work with gMed on a mix of advertising across the Healthcare Scene blog network together with some whitepaper distribution that should work well for their specialty specific EHR. Any gastro doctor should consider gMed and compare it with the non-specialty specific EHR out there. There’s usually a vast difference in focus.

The Breakaway Group – A Xerox company, The Breakaway Group is doing some really interesting things in the area of EHR training. I worked together with them to provide some coverage of their Healthcare Forum event. Plus, I’m excited that we just closed a deal for them to create a series of blog posts on the Healthcare Scene network.

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
Amazing Charts – Advertiser since 5/2011
Cerner – Advertiser since 9/2011
Quest Quality Solutions – Advertiser since 9/2011
SimplifyMD – Advertiser since 9/2012
Canon – Advertiser since 10/2012

Check out our EMR and EHR advertising page for more information on supporting EMR and EHR.

Supporting EMR and EHR

Posted on May 1, 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.

It’s time to recognize all the great companies that have been supporting the work we do here at EMR and EHR. We have a really amazing list of advertisers that support the writing we do here on EMR and EHR. As you’ll see from the list below, many of them have been advertising with us for many years. Their continued support is much appreciated.

New EMR and EHR Advertisers
Xerox Healthcare – Over the past month I’ve started to work with Xerox on a number of fronts. Many of you will likely remember my blog post about TEDMED. My trip to TEDMED was made possible thanks to Xerox. Plus, Xerox has been advertising on my site as well. It’s impressive how Xerox has shifted from being a copier company to a major player in healthcare. I should also mention, I’m doing a Google Plus Hangout with Xerox to wrap up the TEDMED experience. Come join in live.

simplifyMD – Besides doing some cool EHR cartoons, they also offer a different approach to EHR than many EHR vendors out there. They have a clear focus on the productivity of the physician. They have a solid team behind the product and we’re glad to have their support.

Canon – I imagine many people’s first thought with Canon is their excellent line of cameras. However, Canon also has an excellent line of scanners as well. For example, I previously reviewed the Canon imageFORMULA DR-C125. It’s an excellent scanner that can handle the heavy scanning workload of healthcare.

Forerunsystems – One of the specialty specific areas of EHR has always been the ED. Forerun’s FlexChart specializes in clinical documentation solutions for the ED. FlexChart provides quality care enhancements that are usable, flexible, and work with any style of documentation and workflow, as well as supporting safe hand-offs with enhanced provider communication. FlexChart is designed to work with and enhance any existing hospital-wide system, while enabling ED physicians with the tools they need that are unique to emergency medicine.

Chetu – The best introduction I can make to Chetu is this interview with Craig Schmidt, Director of Global Sales for Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals at Chetu. As that interview illustrates, Chetu has developing software for the healthcare industry for a very long time. It’s really amazing to see the depth of healthcare expertise combined with broad tech knowledge.

ZH Healthcare – For those who wonder how mature open source is in the EMR world, all you have to do is take a look at ZH Healthcare. They offer an EHR product based on the community version of OpenEMR along with ZH Healthcare’s proprietary enhancements and support services. I’m a huge proponent of open source software in general and so I’m really happy that a company built on the back of OpenEMR’s open source software is supporting us. If you like open source, then take a look and see what ZH Healthcare is doing with OpenEMR.

Renewing EMR and EHR Advertisers
Ambir – Advertiser since 1/2010
Amazing Charts – Advertiser since 5/2011
Cerner – Advertiser since 9/2011
Quest Quality Solutions – Advertiser since 9/2011

Check out our EMR and EHR advertising page for more information on supporting EMR and EHR. I’m also almost ready to announce a few new advertising options beyond just traditional banner advertising.  Send me a message on our contact us page if you’re interested in learning more.