EMR and HIPAA 2010

Posted on January 1, 2010 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.

As I mentioned in my post discussing the last year on EMR and HIPAA, I thought it worth talking about some of our plans for the coming year. 2010 is going to be an absolute banner year for EMR. We’re going to see the beginning of major shifts in the EMR world. Everything from merging EMR companies to clinics fretting over the EMR stimulus money. It’s going to be a very exciting and interesting time for those interested in EMR.

EMR and HIPAA Blogging – We’ll continue blogging, although maybe not as much as we did last year. However, it’s just part of my routine so I’ll be surprised if too much changes in that regard. I’ve NEVER had an issue with things to blog about. In 2010 I think sifting through all the content and news will be the real challenge. At the end of the day, my goal with blogging is to provide value to readers. Hopefully I can achieve that goal in 2010.

EMR and EHR Blog – Many of you know that I’ve been doing quite a bit of blogging on EMR and EHR. I expect the blogging on that site will increase in 2010. There won’t be too much difference between EMR and HIPAA and EMR and EHR, but EMR and EHR will generally focus on more news items. Also, I’m considering launching another EMR site that just does EMR news. We’ll see how that evolves.

EMR – EHR Conference – I’m working together with a partner to hold an EMR and EHR conference. I’ll be helping to put together the agenda for the conference which will likely be held around September 2010. The focus of the conference will be on providing practical information on selecting and implementing an EMR.

EMR Selection Book – I’ve made really good progress on my EMR selection e-Book. I expect to launch it to the world in early 2010. Then, I’ll start working on an EMR implementation e-Book along with other related e-Books. Hopefully I can add some value to those searching for the right EMR. Not to mention improve EMR implementation success rates. In some respects, I think these books as a cliff notes version of this blog. Other people have called it an “EMR for Dummies” type book.

Attending HIMSS 10 – I’ll be attending the HIMSS annual conference for the first time. If you can’t attend, then we’ll be covering it for you. I’m still deciding the best way to cover the conference. If you have suggestions or ideas, feel free to leave them in the comments. I was told we’ll have a Meet the Bloggers session at the conference also. I’m excited to meet readers of the site and also to talk with potential advertisers. I’m also interested in talking with someone who wants to sponsor all the posts I do at HIMSS. If you’re interested in more details, drop me a note.

I’m sure there’s a lot more, but that’s some of the major things. I’m also working on a side project which deals with online fundraising for organizations. I’d be interested in talking with non-profit hospitals to learn more about what they’re doing to fundraise. If you have a few moments to talk, let me know on my contact us page.

P.S. If you’re looking for my thoughts on the ONC “meaningful use” final rule, it will come in the next couple days. I like to give myself a few days to synthesize the information. It’s 76 pages (or something like that) for goodness sake.