With the passage of Healthcare Reform by Congress, there is a lot of talk about healthcare in the IT business community. Healthcare already accounts for about $2 trillion in federal spending each year; almost one out of every seven dollars spent in the U.S is related to healthcare. It looks as if billions more will be funneled into the healthcare IT segment, thanks to the new federal initiatives that require health care providers to maintain medical records electronically. This explains why almost every technology vendor out there is evaluating and exploring opportunities within the health care sector.
We sent Sam G. to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Expo (HIMSS) in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month to do some investigating.