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Building one big HIT pipe

Health Data Management, December 28, 2011
Thanks to smartphones, the Internet, and streaming Netflix, the general public no longer draws the traditional distinctions among data, voice and video. They're all just one big stream of information and communication-a stream that users expect to be able to tap at will from wherever they are, with whatever gadget is handy. And hospital CIOs are scrambling to meet that expectation, not only for their clinicians but for the many devices that generate data, images and alerts for those clinicians to use in patient care.