A friend sent me this. Looks like Dell wants to get into the electronic medical records field. I’m guessing this is a cash cow at the moment, especially considering President Obama’s plan to streamline healthcare. I find this interesting considering one of the major EMR players, Epic, is situated right outside of Madison, WI, where I lived for seven years before moving to Portland to attend grad school. It feels like half of the 20-somethings in Madison work for Epic. I’m wondering if Dell even has a shot considering the others have such a huge head start. Dell’s plan to target small practices (10 doctors or less) will probably help with that.
For the record, I think EMR is genius. Not only does it reduce errors and increase efficiency, but it makes many types of research more feasible. And I am a research nerd through and through. That said, the transition is often bumpy. So godspeed, Dell.