EMR and HIPAA Hits Amazing Milestone

Yes, every once in a while I like to indulge myself a little and look back at the evolution of the EMR and HIPAA blog. What most people don’t know is that this originally started out at http://www.crashutah.com/emr I was too cheap to pay for a domain. That boot strapped approach will probably never leave me or this blog. The other fun part of the story is that this website originally just started on a Christmas break whim. I was bored and decided to start this blog. Turns out it was one of the best decisions I’ve made.

Today marks what I find to be an amazing milestone for this EMR and HIPAA website. We just passed the 1.5 million pageview mark. I can barely fathom that type of number. I can’t even get my mind around it. I had to check twice to make sure I was looking at the number right. Taking a look back, my first milestone marker was when I passed 30,000 pageviews. That only took about 5 months. Now I do that each week.

Another milestone I marked was reaching 130,000 pageviews and my 150th post. That was about a year after I started this blog and I was disappointed at only having 160 comments on the site. I then marked my 400th post as well about 2.5 years into blogging about EMR.

1.5 million pageviews later is incredible. That’s 586 blog posts in just under three years. However, even more exciting is that the readers of EMR and HIPAA have contributed 2,025 comments on those posts. Let’s just say that I could go on for hours about the statistics and this blog. I’m a bit of a stats addict and love watching it all play out. However, I won’t bore you with any more details.

More importantly, I want to thank all those who have read what I’ve written and contributed to the conversation as well. I’ve learned as much from those who read this site as you’ve hopefully learned from me.

The best part is that we’re really just getting started. I was discussing this with my wife the other day. I personally predict that we’ll be lucky to reach 50% EMR adoption once the ARRA EMR stimulus money plays itself out (see 5+ years). That will still leave 50% of doctors who will need to implement an EMR. Not to mention lots of new discussions around “switching EMR software” “utilizing EMR software” “reporting from EMR software” “EMR data exchanges” etc etc etc. Yes, there will still be plenty of interest in EMR software.

I’m not promising to write as consistently and regularly as I do now. However, one problem I’ve never had is lack of content. In fact, I still have 161 draft blog posts that are just sitting there waiting for me to write them. I guess that’s why having my other blog EMR and EHR works out pretty good as well.

Once again…
Thanks to all the readers of this site
Thanks to all those who participate on the site
Thanks to the other bloggers who link to this site
Thanks to the advertisers who support the site
Thanks to my wife who puts up with me doing this site

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.

8 Comments

  • John,

    You write well. Could you share some writing tips? For example, do you rewrite much? Use any software (besides Word) to catch grammatical errors? Do you, and how do you, proof your own material? That sort of thing.

    Thanks

    –Chuck

  • Chuck,
    It’s interesting that you ask that. I use the Chrome web browser which has a built in spell check. That’s really the only tool I use to correct my spelling on occasion. No grammar checks at all. I rarely rewrite. What you see is almost always a first draft. The only times I really proof my material is if what I’m posting could be somewhat controversial or upset people. However, the proof read is more about making sure that what I wrote is accurate and that I can stand behind it.

    Occasionally I’ll reread past posts and think maybe I should have proof read it since there is some grammar error. However, I just fix what I find and go forward.

    So, basically it’s just quick and dirty. I wouldn’t be able to post like this if it wasn’t. On that note, this is also why I love writing blog posts and don’t like writing articles. People are a little more forgiving of mistakes in a blog post.

    I’m not sure about tips. I think I was just blessed with a mother that taught me grammar. She deserves all the credit. The irony is that in college I only took one english class (cause I hated english) and that was basically a resume class. Yet now I’m writing on my websites like crazy.

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