Rating EMR Adoption on a Scale from 0 to 10

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.

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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.

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