Summary Of “ITdotHealth II” – The 2012 Harvard Health IT Meeting

Staff Writer | SMART Platforms | September 14, 2012

The following is an overview of the conference, held September 10-11, 2012. In several weeks, we will post a complete executive summary, as well as videos and slide presentations from the event.

The concept of substitutable apps has become a reality, as multiple examples illustrate—such as the blood pressure app, now in live clinical use on the Cerner System at Boston Children’s Hospital:

  • Compelling, useful health care apps can be developed relatively quickly and inexpensively
  • There is interest in the idea of an “app store for health.” Some EMR companies have been exploring this idea.
  • A focus on developers is key: make app development easy
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