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Zebra Buys Motorola's Enterprise Business, Eyes Healthcare IoT

Acquisition underscores Zebra's expectation of strong demand for Internet of Things technologies from healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and other industries.

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4/18/2014 | 9:46:26 AM
Re: Land of Opportunity
There's always that! Seriously, though @matt, do you think this is another area of healthcare IT the government may/will get involved in? And if so, why? Seems it's got enough on its plate with MU, HITECH, ICD-10 (delayed yet again for a year), etc. Surely they won't create another mandate/incentive program with so much going on?
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4/17/2014 | 2:11:22 PM
Re: Land of Opportunity
And if that fails, we'll throw some massive new government regulations and printed money at it. 
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4/17/2014 | 9:38:09 AM
Land of Opportunity
Beacons and RFID appear under-used in hospitals but that will change as healthcare providers continue investing in ways to improve patient experience and reduce costs. If nurses, for example, spend a few less minutes seeking equipment they can spend that time with patients. If patients and guests can more easily find their way to the lab, a patient's room, or the cafeteria, their experience is enhanced and approval improves. As more use cases -- and ROI reports -- become available, I expect we'll see a surge in demand.
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