The Silver Bullet in Healthcare

We all know what we want healthcare to be:  affordable, accessible, transparent and focused on proactive care instead of reactive care.  We’re delusional to think that integrating technology into the healthcare equation will be the silver bullet that solves all the industry’s challenges.  Don’t get me wrong, it will help and we’re making significant strides to disrupt the heck out of the healthcare industry using technology.  However, innovation – no matter how one defines it – is hard.  It is hard in any industry, but especially in healthcare.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published the infographic below showing the evolution of electronic health records….the past, the present and what lies ahead in the future.