World Health IT Market Size, Microsoft in Healthcare, Advanced EHR Usage, EHR Usability, and ICD-10

Posted on March 4, 2012 I Written By

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Back once again for our weekend roundup of EMR and Health IT tweets. A number of interesting tweets out there this weekend, so let’s get to it.

$162.2 Billion (yes, that’s billion with a B) for the world Healthcare IT market. That’s a lot of money going to healthcare IT. Considering how far along we are (or maybe I should’t say aren’t) in the US, imagine how much bigger that’s going to be. Although, much of this market is in equipment. Just take a look at the RSNA conference to see what I mean.

Google Health gave us this lesson as well. Although, I love seeing bigger companies take risks.

I’m always surprised when I hear story after story of someone “adopting an EHR” and then realizing that they use a very small subset of the EHR features. So, I definitely agree with this tweet.

These next 2 tweets go together:

This is a pretty complex question. One I’ll have to consider a bit more. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

This was a tweet from the #HealthITJam chat I participated in for a bit. If you haven’t read my post on ICD-10, you should.