Posted on September 16, 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.

A while back I decided to take a weekend and create an EMR, EHR and HIPAA wiki to go alongside this website. I still think it’s a really good idea that still has yet to be full realized. That said, considering the relatively little amount of effort that I’ve put into the project, we’ve had 53 people make contributions to the wiki with a little over 20,000 pageviews. Not a bad start for a side project.

My favorite page on the wiki is the EMR and EHR matrix of companies. As you’ll see, it still needs some more love, but a couple EMR and EHR vendors are being listed each week. If you see your EMR/EHR not listed in the matrix, then sign up and add it. That’s the beauty of a wiki. Otherwise, you can also leave a comment and I’ll add your EMR company. As everyone contributes I see that page becoming a very valuable resource.

A couple other of my favorite pages is the list of open source and Free EMR and EHR companies. I’m sure that’s missing some of the players in this area, but still is a popular resource. Considering the current economic situation and unemployment rate, I also love this page listing a bunch of the various EMR, EHR and HIT jobs websites.

Also, a relatively new addition to the site is this Glossary of EMR, EHR, HIT and HIPAA terms. It needs a little formatting help, but represents a lot of work trying to help those new to the healthcare IT field.

Anyway, I hadn’t talked about it for a while and so I wanted to point it out to everyone and encourage people to contribute to the effort. If everyone helps just a little it will become a pretty good resource for those learning about EMR, EHR and HIT.