I found this article on an investing website that asked Merge CEO, Jeff Surges, to rate EMR adoption on a scale from 0 to 10. Here’s his answer.
On a scale of zero (doctors scribbling notes on scraps of paper) to 10 (a seamless, integrated system of interoperability where your medical records are implanted in your earlobe), our country’s health-care system is now about a 3, according to Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare (Nasdaq: MRGE). But with an array of tailwinds ushering in a new era of technology in the arena, he expects we’ll be a 6 within the next 24 months.
I’m not sure I’d go as high as a 6 in the next 2 years, but we’re going to definitely see an increase in adoption in the next 2 years. I’d give EMR adoption in 2 years a 5 out of 10.