Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Shotgun wedding between Medicine and IT
The mandate is out: Electronic Medical Records will be the future. My personal experience has been less than stellar, even to the point that I drastically limit my time in the office due to the arduous software available.
For better or worse, health care reform will include incentives and penalties designed to increase the use of electronic medical record in doctors' offices. Compatibility, ease of use, and cost are hurdles to be scaled.
IT professionals and investors will see an opportunity here to help with the necessary software, security and training that will take place on a massive scale over the next decade and beyond. The future is now.