Global EHR Market Estimated To Reach $22.3B by End of 2015, Report

During the HIMSS14 conference, Accenture released its report containing forecast for the global EHR market through the year 2015. According to the report, the worldwide EHR industry is expected to reach $22.3 billion by the end of 2015

By the end of next year, the global EHR market report hints at peaking over $22 billion, according to Accenture. Undoubtedly, U.S. is expected to grab an estimated $10.1 billion (or 47 percent) of the market. The survey was conducted in the following 10 countries:

  • Australia;
  • Brazil;
  • Canada;
  • France;
  • Germany;
  • Japan;
  • The Nordics;
  • Spain;
  • The United Kingdom; and
  • The U.S. ———-> Read more [@HealthITplus]

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HIEs and Patient Engagement – The Right Time is Now

https://i1.wp.com/blog.sequelmed.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/012512_0638_HealthInfor1.pngWe have heard about Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) moving data from patient side to providers but the reverse action has rarely been attempted – until recently.

Not including patients in the Health Information Exchange table is understood but that defeats the whole purpose of patient engagement. HIEs are meant to aggregate all the information from multiple providers – leveraging various interfaces and then deliver the data back to consumers. Continue reading

EHR and HIE Use on the Rise

According to a recent report, the adoption of EHR systems by healthcare organizations and their participation in EHR incentives have increased significantly since 2009. The report was released to Congress by the Office of National Coordination for Health IT.

The following were the benefits of Health IT highlighted in the report:

https://i0.wp.com/www.brookdalecc.edu/Images/OBCD%20Images/Electronic-Health-Records.jpgAccording to the report, health IT can:

  • Empower providers;
  • Increase transparency;
  • Boost the study of care and payment delivery systems; and
  • Drive improvements in care, efficiency and population health. Continue reading

Where is the Value in Health IT?

What a powerful question that I think hasn’t got enough attention. Everyone seems to be so enamored with EHR thanks to the $36 billion in EHR incentive money. I seem to not be an exception to that rule as well. Although, at least I was in love with EHR well before the government started spending money on it.

While so many are distracted by the government money I think it’s worth asking the question of where the value is in healthcare IT. Continue reading