Shopping for Health Software, Some Doctors Get Buyer’s Remorse

Huffington Post has this article about: “…Hundreds of companies–big and small, new and old–sell health information technology but industry analysts expect a wave of consolidation in the market, creating uncertainty that certain products will stay in the marketplace or even if some vendors will survive. Amatayakul said she found that up to 70 percent of vendors moved in and out of the market in some years, through mergers, acquisitions or on occasion, bankruptcy.

Congress did not address the possibility that federal incentives could be spent on products from companies with shaky finances when it wrote the stimulus law setting aside billions of dollars for electronic health records…”

Editor’s note to government: Thus the need for tax dollars only being spent on Free/Open Source licensed HIT software.

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