Internet Health Care is reporting on behemoth IBM, Pfizer and Microsoft’s alliance to: ‘sell products enabling physicians to collect and access clinical and financial information at the point of care…However, the timing of the initiative and the key players involved give pause to the chances of success, says Richard Watson, research associate for S.G. Cowen Securities Corp., a New York-based investment firm. “We haven’t seen adoption rates that indicate widespread acceptance of hand-held devices by physicians,” Watson says. “Is there potential? Yes. In reality, is there demand at this time? It doesn’t appear like it.’ Editor: And if they did it with free and open source software, would their chances improve?