EMR and HIPAA Topics

I’m interested to know what topics my readers would like me to blog about on EMR and HIPAA. I don’t ask because I don’t have plenty of topics already. I have 200+ draft posts that I could choose from. Not to mention the 20+ blog posts that I bet I can do based on the topics I heard discussed and thought of during the Las Vegas EMR conference I attended last week.

The reason I’m interested is that I prefer to write about topics that interest my readers. So, if you have a favorite topic I should cover, let me know. I’ll grease the tires by providing some common general topics that I’ve been writing about and you can let me know in the comments which ones you’d like to learn more about or even specific questions or topics I can use for future blog posts.

Ok, here goes (each topic is linked to posts I’ve done related to that topic):

Meaningful Use
Certified EHR
EMR Selection
EMR Consulting
EMR Vendors
EMR Consulting
EMR Implementation
EMR Backlog
Regional Extension Centers (RECs)
EMR Technology
Social Media
EMR Interoperability
Open Source EMR

Ok, make your voices heard. I love input!!

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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.


  • EMR common patient internal data structure (better than merely “interoperability”, which could imply translation). EMRs will not take off until this issue is addressed.

  • Hi John all the above topics are interesting; if you dive deep down,
    Back log with labs for bi-directional interface and how/when to overcome; what happens with smaller labs who are currently not capable of bi-directional interface?
    MRI Centers and interface with them
    Health Information Exchanges and their impact on inter-operability
    These are a few I can think of………… Ofcourse will let you know as and when I come across any other interesting topics………..

  • Michelle,
    Someone in email asked for the same about meaningful use.

    Is there such a thing;-)

    Interesting list. I haven’t heard much about a backlog for bi-directional interfaces. Do you have any references to that happening? I haven’t talked about interfaces for a while.

    HIE could be interesting. I have a few posts with thoughts on it from the conference I went to last week.

  • I would like to read more about how clinics / small practices handle interaction between thier various IT systems & how it dominates their EMR selection.

    I come across scenarios where the EMR system is just a minute element of the entire picture…between patient registry, existing eRx systems, state vaccination registry , clinical trials etc. It would be interesting to know how all these factors dominate the actual EMR system selection.

  • Alefia,
    I’ve heard them call it collaborative groupware I think. Basically, pulling together multiple systems to make 1 “EMR.” I’ve got some ideas there.

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