Current State of Healthcare Technology

•Changing communication patterns: email, chat, texting, video 

•Emergence of Social Media as a dominant web application


•Software as a Service versus owned infrastructure - the “Cloud”

•Mobile computing over desktop in many industries, including healthcare

•Need to leverage technology as competition grows from new sources

•Intensified IT-related regulatory environment: Audit, Credit Cards, Records Retention, Incident Notification, Grant requirements, etc. 

•Need and demand for interfaces/Interoperability growing exponentially

•Sophistication of IT security threats has led to increased number of more complex and focused exploits