Consider EHR Market Share In Your EHR Job Search

There are a variety of ways to go about doing a job search. Although, in the technology world it’s important for you to consider a software’s future viability in the marketplace. You don’t want to become well trained on a specific software technology just to discover that it’s outdated technology or outdated software that won’t have many job opportunities in the future.

One way to consider future EHR job opportunities is to look at the market share of the various EHR vendors. An EHR vendor with a large market presence means that they’re more likely to have more jobs available. Not to mention they’ll likely have more jobs available across the country in case you need to move somewhere new and find a job.

There are a lot of ways to consider EHR market share. So, we’ve put together a number of EHR market share resources that we think you’ll find useful. First, you can look at the meaningful use attestation data to get some idea of EHR market share. This isn’t perfect, but if you have expertise in meaningful use, it will be really interesting. You can also cross reference the meaningful use market share data with the EHR Market Share using SK&A’s data and EHR Market Share using Definitive Healthcare’s data.

For those who don’t want to dig into those links and the various charts, this one chart does a pretty good job illustrating the hospital EHR market share data (which is likely of most interest to readers of this site):
EHR-Incentive-Market-Share-Hospitals

While a software’s market share isn’t the only reason you should consider learning a technology, it can be helpful as you plan your future careers in healthcare IT.

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.

   

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