EMR Profitability, Patient Care Team, and Between EMR and Paper

Posted on June 16, 2013 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.

This is an interesting graph. I’m amazed that the hospitals were willing to give out their operating margin. Of course, some of them are public and so that information is available publicly. It does seem to show a benefit of EMR adoption. Although, I’d also question if those able to adopt EMR were more profitable in the first place. Correlation is not causation.

You have to love Sherry and her passion for the patient involvement in care. Keep on spreading the message Sherry!

I really love The Nerdy Nurse. Not just because she has a cool name (which she does), but also because she writes some great stuff. We need more nurses like her writing about healthcare IT and EMR.