Real Hope for Broad EHR Adoption

Posted on January 18, 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.

I have a theory about the reason healthcare IT is so far behind many other industries. My theory on slow EHR adoption is that the tech savvy doctors have been stuck in school for so long and then stuck at the bottom of the totem poles in places where they can’t demand the use of an EHR.

My prediction is that a wave of technology savvy graduates will be the true change that will cause mass EHR adoption. As they become leaders in practices, they won’t stand for working in a paper chart deciphering illegible handwriting.

I believe this is the real hope for broad adoption of EHR software.

P.S. Seems fitting that I right about the real hope for EHR adoption on this the MLK holiday. Talk about a man who knew about real hope.