Follow the money

See what happens when the gov’t puts incentive dollars in play –

http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/stimulus-38850-1.html?zkPrintable=true

Now, if the Canadian federal gov’t would just get that $500M to Infoway we might see some similar benefits.  EMRs are one of the few eHealth market segments where the majority of the players in the Canadian market are actually Canadian owned / operated or at least have significant R&D presence in Canada.

Mike

One response to “Follow the money

  1. Agreed that most EMR guys are Canadian. The market is too fragmented (for a variety of reasons) for any of the big international guys to step in and start consolidating. An EMR play is an SME play, and if I’m a US vendor do I sell to 65K docs in a country larger than my own, or do I focus on the roughly 800K US doctors. Seems simple math to me.

    Mark

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