Written by: John Lynn
Yes, every once in a while I like to indulge myself a little and look back at the evolution of the EMR and HIPAA blog. What most people don’t know is that this originally started out at http://www.crashutah.com/emr I was too cheap to pay for a domain. That boot strapped approach will probably never leave me or this blog. The other fun part of the story is that this website originally just started on a Christmas break whim. I was bored and decided to start this blog. Turns out it was one of the best decisions I’ve made.
Today marks what I find to be an amazing milestone for this EMR and HIPAA website. We just passed the 1.5 million pageview mark. I can barely fathom that type of number. I can’t even get my mind around it. I had to check twice to make sure I was looking at the number right. Taking a look back, my first milestone marker was when I passed 30,000 pageviews. That only took about 5 months. Now I do that each week.
Another milestone I marked was reaching 130,000 pageviews and my 150th post. That was about a year after I started this blog and I was disappointed at only having 160 comments on the site. I then marked my 400th post as well about 2.5 years into blogging about EMR.
1.5 million pageviews later is incredible. That’s 586 blog posts in just under three years. However, even more exciting is that the readers of EMR and HIPAA have contributed 2,025 comments on those posts. Let’s just say that I could go on for hours about the statistics and this blog. I’m a bit of a stats addict and love watching it all play out. However, I won’t bore you with any more details.
More importantly, I want to thank all those who have read what I’ve written and contributed to the conversation as well. I’ve learned as much from those who read this site as you’ve hopefully learned from me.
The best part is that we’re really just getting started. I was discussing this with my wife the other day. I personally predict that we’ll be lucky to reach 50% EMR adoption once the ARRA EMR stimulus money plays itself out (see 5+ years). That will still leave 50% of doctors who will need to implement an EMR. Not to mention lots of new discussions around “switching EMR software” “utilizing EMR software” “reporting from EMR software” “EMR data exchanges” etc etc etc. Yes, there will still be plenty of interest in EMR software.
I’m not promising to write as consistently and regularly as I do now. However, one problem I’ve never had is lack of content. In fact, I still have 161 draft blog posts that are just sitting there waiting for me to write them. I guess that’s why having my other blog EMR and EHR works out pretty good as well.
Thanks to all the readers of this site
Thanks to all those who participate on the site
Thanks to the other bloggers who link to this site
Thanks to the advertisers who support the site
Thanks to my wife who puts up with me doing this site