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 You don’t want to become well trained on a specific software technology just to discover that it’s outdated technology or outdated software that won’t have many job opportunities in the future.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):
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.