Looking Ahead: Cats and Dogs

Following the passing of the stimulus and the debate over meaningful use, there’s been lots of tension between the “cats” (the major IT vendors)  & “dogs” (the web-based “clinical groupware” vendors). The real question is how the new wave of EMRs is going to integrate with the consumer facing and population management tools. Can there be unity around the common themes of better health outcomes through physician and patient use of technology? Or will the worlds of Health 2.0 and the EMR move down separate paths? We have three very outspoken leaders to debate the question.