Digital vs. Paper
EHR shortcomings will become a central theme in HIT over the next one to two years. By 2015, in order to address new clinical, financial, and regulatory pressures, third-party plug-ins (e.g. speech, point-of-care analytics, patient engagement, and hosting solutions) will begin pervasively augmenting clinical documentation capture and retrieval processes and workflows. By 2017/2018, current EHRs will be unrecognizable. By then we expect an emerging crop of new vendors to have successfully challenged the status quo.