As I was snooping around the enormous HIMSS health care technology show in Las Vegas last week, one of my writer colleagues mentioned some interesting things were starting to happen in health care involving cloud computing.
Frankly, I think there is too much going on in health care to even keep track of, and I salute my peers who cover it exclusively. Health care IT is a bird of many colors and HIMSS was chaos, with 30,000-plus attendees and 1,000 booths full of products of every imaginable type. There was buzz about all the big information management buzzwords at the show: big data, mobile, cloud and even social. Health care has always been very mobile, with all kinds of reporting and data entry devices, mostly of the LAN variety, connected to hardware displays of clinical and diagnostic tools that are very impressive for their human flesh and blood applications.
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