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Health IT Early Mover Advantage Examined
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Reilly Kerr
Reilly Kerr,
User Rank: Strategist
9/18/2014 | 12:54:50 PM
The other side of the coin...
The first-mover advantages enjoyed by many leading IT adopters has been evident across a broad cross-section of industries since the beginning of the computing revolution. Nobody, however, talks about the costs associated with being trailing adopters. From a software vendor's standpoint, the longer an organization takes to implement accepted, proven technologies, the more that organization will require in support, driving up cost of ownership. Healthcare has been notoriously slow in IT adoption and vendors with proprietary systems have exploited the situation to their enrichment. Think mandate EHRs have put things up in the air now? Wait a couple of years when we see what BYOD environments, cloud computing, and truly integrated analytics inject into the ecosystem. 

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