We mostly write from the perspective of health care providers and users of health care I.T., but this one time let’s take a look at electronic health records from the perspective of vendors.

Without a doubt the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is an enormous boost to the EHR industry.  The $20 billion or so promised from the feds is just about equivalent to entire annual health care I.T. spend (depending on whose market-size numbers you believe).  But that does not mean all EHR vendors will thrive. There’s still a lot of competition.   

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