While conventional wisdom typically says to bet on the tortoise, I’m putting my money on the hare when it comes to electronic health records implementations. Slow and steady simply doesn’t work in this race.

First off, there are those American Recovery and Reinvestment Act deadlines. With the pressure to not only implement but to prove the meaningful use of electronic records technology only months away, there’s simply no time for the long, drawn out, phased-in implementation.

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