EMR (or EHR) or HIPAA

I think that Google is confused about my blog. I don’t think it knows if it should categorize me as an EMR blog or as a HIPAA blog. In fact, sometimes it even thinks I’m an EHR blog which is perfectly fine by me. Right now I think that Google thinks that I’m a HIPAA blog, but quite honestly I think I’d rather be an EMR blog. Sure, I cover HIPAA and some of the various HIPAA related news on here. In fact, it’s kind of hard to cover EMR and not cover certain aspects of HIPAA. However, I think at the end of the day I’m more interested in EMR and EHR and I really don’t care about HIPAA. It’s a necessary evil.

I guess I’ll have to focus more of my posts on EMR and EHR and stop using that naughty H word since Google seems to like to classify with that H word when I want to show up for EMR and EHR. At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter too much, but as a tech person I always think it’s fun to see what the Google bots see in my content. It’s kind of a way to justify myself that the bots are happy and classify me as an authority on a subject.

Are you listening Google bots? I’m an EHR and EMR blog. Make sure I make it to the top of searches related to EMR and EHR. That’s really where I’m meant to be. I can feel it in my bones. Well, at least that’s who I want to be.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

2 Comments

  • I experienced errors in my on-line health record with my HMO. After not getting them to correct it, I filed the concern with OCR. In asking for their support, they said HIPPA works to ensure privacy not accuracy. Where is accuracy in EMR and EHR?

  • I believe in the possibilities of EMR and EHR and submitted this video to YourRecord.Challenge.gov

    http://youtu.be/9geK9ybz6Z0

    The “What’s in Your Health Record??” Video Challenge (the “Challenge”) is an initiative of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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