Re: Islands of automation
I really think cloud has a huge advantage here too, @Gary. Although we see a lot of smaller practices adopting cloud for the usual reasons -- price; staffing; security, etc. -- some larger organizations are reportedly beginning to review and, in some cases, adopt cloud-based EHRs as well. When we know healthcare providers hunger for analytics, when treatment often demands fast access to data, when patients are fed up with repeating the same old forms over and over, it really is up to developers to do a better job of integrating sytems -- their own AND other vendors. The lack of standards is sad and if the industry doesn't figure it out, guess who'll figure it out for healthcare? The government, I'd bet.