Until recently, healthcare software has been developed by IT professionals grounded in the healthcare industry. The latest arrivals to HIT development come from a range of non-healthcare industries. The vendor of one new product currently on the HIT market last developed software related to automobile sales, while another previously developed public relations software that helps customers manage their online image. Some observers worry that the newcomers’ disconnect from the healthcare arena threatens the success of products they may develop, but others say this freedom from preconceptions may lead to bold and successful innovation.
See Modern Healthcare article at “IT entrepreneurs rush into healthcare, but will human touch be missing?”