EMR and EHR Implementation

Posted on January 11, 2006 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 ran accross an interesting study which says that EHR won’t penetrate into the small office segment(which is the largest segment) until the year 2024 which is 10 years after when policy makers have asked it to be implemented. The study used actual data to make this prediction which is a step in the right direction. This is good and bad news for EMR vendors that now have nearly 20 years of business ahead of them but that means revenues will be strung out over 20 years. No dotcom boom at that rate.