In contrast to that orthodoxy, the DMCB agrees with it's colleague Vince Kuraitis. He predicts the EHR will evolve into a PC-centric platform of distributed cross-functional and plug-and play devices. Yet, thanks to the California Foundation report, the DMCB wonders if things may become even more complicated than that. It could be that the handheld smartphone, not the screen and keyboard, turns out to be the central hub of digital care. In other words, the iPhone won't be slaved to PC-based EHR systems, it'll be vice versa. What's more, there won't necessarily be a desktop or a hallway. In fact, the clinic's boundaries may turn out to be even more fluid than we ever anticipated.
In fact, based on CHCF's report, it may be turning out to be the better thing.