For most of our readers who spend their careers implementing information technology in healthcare settings, I'm sure it feels like they're running a marathon that never ends.

No sooner do they cross the ICD-10 finish line than another technology challenge appears. There are new twists and turns along the meaningful use course, and new mile markers to reflect changes in reimbursement incentives. HIT executives slog through multiple obstacles in the form of quickly evolving technology. It's a marathon without any real finish line. No spectators to cheer you on, no shiny medal for accomplishing the feat.

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