A sign of things to come?

An article from the E-Health Insider reports that Microsoft is in discussions with National Health Service/National Program for IT on how Microsoft “software can be best configured to support delivery of the national programme”. Nothing too spectacular about the article in and of itself, but I think this type of report may be foreshadowing things to come.

I’ve noticed a flurry of news reports, articles, and speeches on the need for continued and strategic investment in health care IT/ehealth. While the message itself isn’t new, but I think the people who are starting to say it requires a bit of attention. There seems to be greater interest from technology developers on improving healthcare. Just because there is more attention doesn’t mean it’s a good thing, but perhaps there will be greater opportunities in the near future to really address some of challenges that we face today.