Rate of Adoption of Healthcare and mHealth Chart

The people over at ClinicSpectrum recently shared this interesting chart with me on Twitter:
Rate of Adoption of Healthcare IT and mHealth

My immediate response to it was that it needed to be shifted 2 years. If you make 2013=2015 and so forth, then I think the chart is pretty accurate and interesting. As I look at it again now, I also think that the appointment scheduling might be a little larger than reality as well.

Nitpicking aside, I think it illustrates an interesting movement that we see happening in healthcare IT. EHR is basically implemented. A few patient services like appointment scheduling are making good progress. Many organizations have started opening up electronic messaging to patients and patient access to records.

Of course, that all leaves the next frontier of healthcare IT: quality monitoring and preventive engagement. You could probably expand that into a few more areas, but at its core it’s all about improving the care that’s provided. This is the most exciting part of what we’re doing in healthcare IT and will be the next 5-10 year challenge. I’m excited to see the results.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of 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.