Ever since President Obama flagged his intention to change the way the U.S. healthcare system works, a spotlight has been shining upon health IT as a potential driver for patient benefits.

Moving to a results-based model for funding means that, at last, incentives exist for practitioners and other health sector players to move the needle on the way their systems work. For too long the health system has been typified by inefficiency, massive wastage and, ultimately, poor employee outcomes.

So now that there is a will to do things differently, the focus moves to the “how”? The mandate is there for a change, but what barriers still lie in the way?

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.