Making the tail of healthcare software longer
A lot has been said about the obsolete Healthcare information technology (HIT) which still dominates most of the healthcare market (can paper folders be considered as IT ? ;-).
The Internet and Information technology explosion hyped the “long tail” and “long tail of software”. We are starting to see niche applications targets unique healthcare needs. The long tail of HIT seems to start to wake up.
What should happen in the healthcare IT world to set the engine of the long tail into full speed?
What is needed for the “long tail” applications to mesh up into a live network and link the islands of information we have now?
How environments like the Eclipse RCP, and OHF framework can fit into this play?