The recent announcement of another vendor leaving the healthcare IT space (see Chilmark Research article) sheds interesting light on the future of HIE and healthcare IT in general. The change this news exemplifies – with large players withdrawing from the space – will lead most providers to conclude that stability and commitment are two of the most important criteria in selecting a technology partner. The ability to solve providers’ problems and create the type of competitive advantage they want is also critical. There are many companies that can address providers’ needs but that aren’t stable or committed enough to survive the longer-term requirement of evolving in a chaotic, somewhat undefined market. Their departures will create a burden for the providers who have invested in those partnerships.
What does a stable partner look like? Many companies have come into healthcare IT simply because the opportunity is rich and there is money to be made. Stability, however, comes from companies that are fully invested in healthcare and in technology solutions designed to assist providers in their efforts to lower costs, improve quality, and navigate the changing healthcare landscape. Medicity has been in the business of creating technology for healthcare providers since 1999 and remains solely focused on serving the healthcare market. Find out more about what a stable partner can do for you: www.Medicity.com
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