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700 Posts and Counting

Posted on November 10, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 13 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.

If it seems like I’m always celebrating some milestone for blog posts or pageviews or some other measure of what we’ve accomplished with a blog, then it’s probably the case. Considering Healthcare Scene has 15 different blogs, there are a lot of milestones for each blog. Since each blog is my baby (unlike a parent, there are some I like more than others), I feel the need to celebrate the achievements of each of my babies.

With that in mind, I hope you’ll indulge me for a few moments of celebration for the Hospital EMR and EHR blog. If you don’t like celebration, well then maybe you’ll enjoy a look at some of the stats of what Hospital EMR and EHR has accomplished:

I’m pretty proud of what we’ve accomplished since the first post back on May 19, 2011. It’s been fun posting content just focused on hospitals and their unique EHR and Healthcare IT challenges. Plus, the growth of this site has paralleled the trend of hospitals acquiring ambulatory practices. I believe what we do here to help hospital CIOs and other hospital IT leadership is only going to become more important.

It’s always interesting to see which blog posts gain the most interest from users. Here’s a list of our top6 most visited blog posts:

I guess you can see clearly that people like to read about Epic. Although, people are even more interested in becoming Epic certified. That post has had more visits to it than all of the other posts on this list combined. Epic certainly has a love-hate relationship for many in the industry.

Thanks so much to everyone who reads us regularly and supports what we do. We’re really looking forward to the next 700 blog posts!

Hospital EMR and EHR Tops 400,000 Pageviews

Posted on April 18, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 13 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.

I was flipping through my stats today and I was amazed to find that Hospital EMR and EHR just blew past 400,000 pageviews. We’re about 1 month away from the third anniversary for this site. I’d say that’s pretty amazing growth over that time period. Thanks everyone who’s been reading.

For those who love stats, we’ve published 583 posts in that time with 1844 comments. That means that a lot of you have been commenting on the site. Thanks so much!

I checked out the posts with the most comments and it was a tie between the following two posts:
Why Is It So Hard to Become a Certified Epic consultant?
Could Epic End Up The Victim Of Its Own EMR Success?

A couple of my other favorite posts are in the top 10 for comments:
Judy Calls Epic “Most Open System I Know”
“Old Boys Club” of Healthcare IT
Why Don’t We Groom the Next Generation of Health IT Leaders?

All of those posts are still really interesting today. I took a look at the stats for the most viewed posts and the above posts were all in there as well. That seems like statistics at work.

I wanted to recognize a key sponsor of Hospital EMR and EHR as well. Canon has been a sponsor of the site for a number of years now. If you need a scanner in your hospital (and sooner or later we all do), then take a look at the Canon products. I have a great Canon scanner in my office and I love that it just works. As much as I try to purge paper from my life, there are always many situations where I just need to scan something. I know in many hospitals they have dedicated scanning teams. Finding the right scanner for these people is really important. I appreciate Canon supporting the work we do on this site.

If any of you reading focus on the hospital healthcare IT market, we’d love to talk with you about our advertising options as well. Just drop us a note on our Contact Us page.

Thanks everyone for reading and supporting the site. We’ll keep providing the best quality information we can find.

Top Hospital EMR & EHR Posts

Posted on November 28, 2012 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 13 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.

I was recently asked to identify some of the top blog posts from my websites. It was an interesting exercise to dive into the stats and see what was my top 2012 blog posts. I was actually surprised by what I found.

When I pulled up my stats for 2012, I found that the top Hospital EMR and EHR post was about The Pains of Becoming a Certified Epic Consultant. It’s a great post and there is a lot of interest in becoming a Certified Epic Consultant thanks to the stranglehold that Epic puts on becoming one. The surprising part is that this post was done back in the middle of 2011. However, the post is still getting a ton of traffic.

In fact, as I looked through the list of posts with the most traffic, I had to go all the way down to the 8th post on the list to fnd one from 2012. The top 2012 post was about CA Doctors Saying Their Epic Install Created Massive Turmoil. That’s a great post by Anne Zieger as well. I expect it will continue to do really well for a long time to come. Plus, it’s amazing that the top 2012 post was from only 2 months ago. I’d have thought that one of the early 2012 posts would have had more time to make it to the top of the list. I guess not.

As most of you probably know, I’m a stats addict so I love this stuff. It will be interesting to see which posts become the most enduring. It’s something that’s really hard for me to predict, but it’s always great when content you’ve written years ago is still providing value to readers.

Hospital EMR and EHR Update

Posted on April 24, 2012 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 13 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.

I figured it was time to do a quick update on the progress we’ve seen in Hospital EMR and EHR. It first started back in May of last year, so it’s still less than one year old. Hospital EMR and EHR just passed 50,000 pageviews in that time and this will make its 143 post with 209 comments. All of those are really good numbers for a website that’s less than one year old. Particularly with as tight a niche as hospital EMR and EHR. A big thank you to all those who read and particularly those who subscribe to the Hospital EMR and EHR newsletter.

Since it’s one of the trademarks of every website on the Healthcare Scene blog network, I’m extremely excited by the quality traffic and search terms that are finding Hospital EMR and EHR. Here’s a sample list of some of the top search terms people have used to find Hospital EMR and EHR:
epic emr
epic ehr
soarian
ipad security issues
hospital it jobs
epic certification training
siemens emr
siemens soarian
hie vendors list
meditech competitive advantages

I also want to take a second to thank the first two sponsors of Hospital EMR and EHR.

Elsevier – There are actually a whole bunch of healthcare products under the Elsevier umbrella. Although, the one that Elsevier is advertising on Hospital EMR and EHR is their Gold Standard Drug Database. I have an interview coming out soon on Elsevier’s Gold Standard Drug Database that I think is going to open up a bunch of people’s eyes. It’s one thing to have a database of drugs. It’s another thing to build what I’d call a smart drug database like Elsevier has done.

NoMoreClipboard – The iMPak device that NoMoreClipboard is promoting is one of the most interesting technologies I’ve seen in quite a while. It’s so simple that it almost makes you sick to see it in action. Sick because it’s so simple, but so powerful and so you wish you’d thought of it first. I’ll be interested to see the details of their implementation of the iMPak in a number of hospital situations and the results of those implementations. Although, I can see value in the simplicity of what they’ve created.

If you’re interested in details about advertising on Hospital EMR and EHR, feel free to drop us a note on our Contact Us page.

Thanks to everyone who reads Hospital EMR and EHR and support the work we do here. Also, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the wonderful Anne Zieger who’s written 122 of the 143 posts for Hospital EMR and EHR. This site wouldn’t be the same without her.

Hospital EMR and EHR Annual Survey

Posted on February 7, 2012 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 13 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.

Each year before HIMSS I like to put out a reader survey to try and gauge how each of the websites on HealthcareScene.com are doing and what we can do to improve the various websites. I read and analyze (probably over-analyze) every comment that’s made about the site and feedback that’s given.

I really do appreciate those readers who are willing to take the time to answer the survey and provide honest feedback. I’ll of course share this feedback with the other Healthcare Scene writers as well.

On that note, I’d be grateful if you’d take the time to fill out the following survey (here’s a link to the survey for those reading this in their email). The survey looks longer than it is because of the big text boxes. Most questions are pretty simple answers and it will only take you a minute or two to fill out the whole survey.

Note: I’ll be posting the exact same survey on all my HealthcareScene.com websites. You only need to fill it out once for all the websites.

Hospital EHR

Posted on June 20, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 13 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.

To kick things off on the Hospital EHR and EMR blog, I decided I’d do a Google search for the term “hospital EHR.” I thought it would be fun to see what Google lists as the top resources online for hospital EHR software. I must admit that I’m mostly disappointed with the result.

There was a “Hospital EHR Adoption Database” for $3550. Sounds like a great deal, but I think HIStalk was putting out the info they had for free. At least that resource was from 2011 along with a couple KevinMD blog posts about hospital EHR. One of which was very recent. I guess Google’s rewarding it for being so recent.

I won’t go over all of the links. Some required a registration which I didn’t want to do. Others were from 2007 or talking about the hospital EHR certification being open for public comment. I did like this post by Fred Trotter about “What does it mean to have a hospital EHR?” That article is a little dated too, but I always love Fred’s in your face style of writing. He calls it the way he sees it and I love that about him.

I also have to admit that I was happy (and a bit surprised) that EMRandHIPAA.com had the category for Hospital EHR posts listed 10th on the Hospital EHR search as well. That’s particularly interesting, because I just created that category on EMRandHIPAA.com about 10 minutes before I did the search.

What’s probably more interesting is the EHR vendors and other EHR related companies that are advertising for the keyword Hospital EHR. Here’s a list of the EHR vendors that came up with my search:
Clear Practice
Athena Health
eClinicalWorks
Care 360 (Quest Diagnostics)
Allscripts
Practice Fusion

Pretty interesting list of “Hospital EHR.” Ok, I am being facetious. How many of those even have a hospital EHR software? Allscripts does. I think Athena Health and eClinicalWorks have some services for hospitals, but they don’t really get in the hospital EHR space. I think they are interested in the ACO stuff which is what the Athena Health ad was really about. I do find it interesting that none of the major hospital EHR software vendors are doing advertising on Google. Plus, it seems that some of the ambulatory EHR companies might want to work on their Google Ads targeting.

There were also 3 “EMR List” websites that had paid ads on there as well:
EMR Consultant
Business Software EMR List
Capterra

Then, it made sense why Accenture would want to sell their hospital EHR consulting services. I’m not sure what Bio Visual Tech is, but it was on there as well.

There you go. Now we’ve got this blog kicked off. It’s taken a while to get this blog started, but now we’re ready to go. In fact, I have 3 other writers that are planning to write on this blog. So, check back often to see the latest and greatest info on hospital EHR software.

If you have any must read resources and/or perspectives on the hospital EHR world, please do share them in the comments.

Welcome to Hospital EMR and EHR!

Posted on May 19, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 13 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.

This is just the beginning of the latest addition to the Healthcare Scene blog network. Hospital EMR and EHR is really a nice extension of the highly popular EMR and EHR blog. However, the original EMR and EHR blog focuses more on ambulatory healthcare IT. Certainly there is a fair amount of overlapping concepts. Although, there’s also some things that are very unique to the hospital EMR and EHR environment.

We’ll be growing this site slowly over time as we learn more about the hospital EMR, EHR and healthcare IT environment ourselves. We’ll be working to have some of the smartest healthcare IT minds join the blog as guest bloggers, regular columnists, interviews, etc. So, if you’re interested in participating, drop us a line in the comments.

If you know of Hospital CIOs, Hospital EMR vendors, or other people that you think we should get in cover, let us know in the comments.

We look forward to covering the crazy and wild world of hospital EMR and EHR.