Looking back on more than half a decade of health IT development, has healthcare really made enough progress with using big data analytics – and will it ever really unlock the full potential of digital data?
HealthITAnalytics.com launched towards the end of 2013, just two short years after CMS put the EHR Incentive Programs into action. At the start of the decade, billions of dollars were suddenly put up for grabs for meeting relatively basic requirements of health IT use. The gold rush attracted hundreds of software developers eager for their share of the bonanza, not all of whom were particularly concerned about a long-term vision of seamless interoperability to support personalized medicine and population health.
Author: Jennifer Bresnick