EMR and HIPAA 2009

Posted on December 31, 2009 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 knew that this year had been a really great year on EMR and HIPAA. However, I didn’t really realize how much we’d exploded until I started looking at the stats for the site. Thanks to the EMR stimulus (among other things), EMR and HIPAA saw an 800% increase in traffic in 2009 as compared to 2008. That amounts to the following stats for the year:
1.57+ million pageviews
900,00+ visits to EMR and HIPAA
Average Time on Site: 3 minutes and 17 seconds
Biggest Single Day: 8,679 pageviews

I’m most proud of how long people stay on the site to read what’s been written. However, I can’t really get my head around 1.5 million pageviews either. Isn’t technology amazing?

In 2009, I wrote 386 Articles on EMR and HIPAA. That’s a little over 1 post per day. I really didn’t think I posted that many. I guess they start to add up over time. However, even more exciting for me is that there have been over 2325 comments made on EMR and HIPAA. I love to see that much engagement and have loved so many of the conversations we’ve had. I’ve been educated and informed as much or more than I’ve helped you.

Google was by far my largest source of traffic with the following search terms being the most popular: EMR companies, EMR Stimulus, EMR vendors, “health it resource center” arra, ehr vendors. However, I’ve also seen a huge increase in traffic from my techguy and EHR and HIT twitter accounts. I’m amazed at how many people are discussing EMR on Twitter. It’s an amazing tool.

Of course, I also want to thank all of those companies that have sponsored EMR and HIPAA this year: Medscribbler, InterSystems, MxSecure, EMR Consultant, EHR Scope, Medical Voice Products, Plextra, MD-IT, Sfax, NextGen, My EMR Choice, EMR Jobs, and DigiDMS. Their sponsorship of EMR and HIPAA really does make a huge difference. It seems like it’s been mutually beneficial since almost all of the above advertisers have renewed their ad on EMR and HIPAA (and many of them multiple times). I have a feeling that 2010 will be an even bigger year for EMR advertising.

EMR and HIPAA has a lot of things in the works for 2010. I’ll follow up this post with a post talking about some of our plans for 2010. It’s going to be an exciting year.