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W.P. Fleischmann

Benjamin Sasse at UT Austin recently described the market-driven impediments to interoperability this way: "if you want a sticky patient, why would you ever make a patient portable and available to your competitor?"

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10199405-38.html

Ole Eichhorn

Bruce, this is a great point, I've wondered about this myself. Although "everyone" touts interoperability as a key goal, it seems interoperability between vendors delivers value, but interoperability between competing hospitals is not needed or even desired.

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