Re: Where's the health IT industry consolidation roadmap?
Yes, I agree with you @David about the market naturally shaping EMRs. And I believe incentive programs and the government mandate distorted and created an unnatural market for EMRs, courtesy of MU et al. That said, it's hard to argue that healthcare organizations would have adopted tech without any government action (or interference, as some say). One problem with 'artificial deadlines' is, as we're now seeing, some organizations simply automated manual processes; they didn't use this investment as an opportunity to review, reconsider, and redesign inefficient procedures and create new and better workflows that leverage the full power of automated systems. So you basically have software doing what people have done for decades -- not always the best use of tech or skilled professionals' time.