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REC Physician Adoption, EHR Incentive Numbers, and Quality Care Reporting

Posted on November 20, 2011 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.

Time again for the weekend EHR Twitter round up. Some interesting stats in this weekend roundup.


It’s an interesting thing to note that they have 100,000 physicians signed up. The real numbers we need to know is how many of those 100,000 have achieved meaningful use, how many have implemented an EHR, and how many still need to select an EHR. Then, we’d really have an idea of how well the RECs are doing.


These numbers seem a little small for me. However, I think we’re going to have a flood of meaningful use attestation at the end of the year, so these numbers are likely a bit misleading.


This is an interesting point. Plus, it’s even more interesting when you think about care teams that are part of different organizations. The inconsistency becomes even more difficult.

HIT News ARRA EMR Stimulus Newsletter

Posted on August 29, 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’ve had this link to an EMR Stimulus Newsletter/website for a while, but I’d debated whether to post it or not. Why you might ask? I think a lot of the information is quite biased and much of it leaves out important perspectives on the EHR stimulus money. So, I hate when people get bad, biased or spin (I at least try).

However, I think the message that is significant about this is that this EHR stimulus money is big enough and important enough that a number of websites and newsletters have been created to try and provide information related to the stimulus money. Another example is MeaningfulUse.org. Yes, we’re talking about a lot of money at stake for a number of large EHR vendors. Not to mention Healthcare IT news and it’s associates.

We’re swimming with the big fish. What I’ve been thinking about lately is how long will this EMR frenzy continue?