World Health IT Market Size, Microsoft in Healthcare, Advanced EHR Usage, EHR Usability, and ICD-10

Back once again for our weekend roundup of EMR and Health IT tweets. A number of interesting tweets out there this weekend, so let’s get to it.

$162.2 Billion (yes, that’s billion with a B) for the world Healthcare IT market. That’s a lot of money going to healthcare IT. Considering how far along we are (or maybe I should’t say aren’t) in the US, imagine how much bigger that’s going to be. Although, much of this market is in equipment. Just take a look at the RSNA conference to see what I mean.

Google Health gave us this lesson as well. Although, I love seeing bigger companies take risks.

I’m always surprised when I hear story after story of someone “adopting an EHR” and then realizing that they use a very small subset of the EHR features. So, I definitely agree with this tweet.

These next 2 tweets go together:

This is a pretty complex question. One I’ll have to consider a bit more. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

This was a tweet from the #HealthITJam chat I participated in for a bit. If you haven’t read my post on ICD-10, you should.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, 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,, 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.


  • I came across your blog when googling for cool biotechnology articles – didn’t expect to find this, but enjoyed some of your posts. Keep it up.


  • Chuck,
    I aim to please. At some point, I’m going to try and post those youtube videos from the Meet the Bloggers. I just wish it was in 1 video.

  • Hi John,

    You were all great in that video. And you’re welcome to the entire continuous footage (about half a Gb). I chopped it up so individual bloggers can retweet their own segments. Plus I think YouTube has limits on size & duration.

    In case folks are wondering to what we are referring, here are links to several of your best comments from the #HIMSS12 panel Meet the Bloggers: Health IT Edition:


    Workflow (an interest I advertise in my Twitter handle):

    I especially like the stretch about you having a platform and obligation to be a force for good.


  • I have some YouTube accounts that don’t have those limits I think. If you send over the full thing, I’ll upload it. Or if you make a playlist of all the ones you have, then I can embed the playlist.

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