Where is Healthcare IT in Relation to Technology Cycles?

Last week, Mary Meeker delivered her yearly report on Internet Trends at the All Things D – D11 Conference. One of the slide she presented is the above Technology Cycles and I began thinking about where is Healthcare IT in relation to current cycle.  For anyone working in Healthcare IT it becomes very obvious that this industry is at least 10 years behind when it comes to the use of enterprise tech to equip clinicians for their daily jobs.  For this reason, I annotated the slide to indicate that Healthcare IT is currently somewhere between the late 1990s and early 2000s.  This doesn’t mean there aren’t healthcare organizations that are more current but rather a reflection of the entire industry.

Picture courtesy of Mary Meeker & All Things D