Sing it, Shahid

January 4, 2013  |  Category: Health IT

Artists like it when other singers “cover” their songs; it’s a form of validation of their work. So we were happy to hear one of the notable voices in the healthcare IT market recently singing a tune that PatientKeeper wrote. It goes something like this:

Native mobile apps that respect and streamline physicians’ workflow are essential to real, productive mHealth.

As re-interpreted by healthcare IT pundit and blogger Shahid Shah (“The Healthcare IT Guy”, @ShahidNShah) in a podcast interview posted last week, the refrain sounded strikingly familiar. “We need more companies that understand mobility of workflows (not just how to write apps),” Shah said.

“Most [HIT vendors] who give you the ‘excuse’ or explanation that they’re using Citrix for security are not actually telling the whole truth, because in most cases they’re using Citrix and other techniques because they can’t support real mobility,” Shah added. “They can support moving their screens from a PC onto a tablet through Citrix or Terminal Services, and they tell you that because that’s all they know how to support. They know it’s not the right thing to do but can’t easily admit it.”

Music to our ears.

This post was written by PatientKeeper's TransforMED blogging team.