It has been an interesting few years in the healthcare IT (HIT) industry and no doubt it will continue to be so moving forward. Not too long ago the Federal stimulus package went into effect to support Meaningful Use (MU) and most everyone was supportive of the goals and cautiously optimistic of the goals. Optimism was high in part because new funding was available, but also because there was a realization that the technology had finally reached a sustainable level. But as these early stages of Meaningful Use have been executed and providers move from getting funding to a state of “now what?”, pessimism has started to creep in. Rollouts like Healthcare.gov do not help this negative thinking. By Greg Chittim, Senior Director of Strategic Marketing, Arcadia Solutions …read more