The Shift from PC to Mobile

One of my favorite hospital CIOs is a man named Will Weider, CIO of Ministry Health Care. He’s also a fellow blogger that started blogging about the same time I did at Candid CIO. He sent out this tweet which provides a pretty amazing insight into the shift that’s happening with PCs.

Think about what it means that 4 years ago only 25% of PCs were mobile and now 50% of them are mobile. I expect that the users of those systems would probably like that number to be even higher, but replacement cycles take time to circulate out the old PCs that aren’t mobile.

I’d be interested to see what the stats are for the mobile PCs. How many are laptops, tablets, carts on wheels, etc. I assume when he says PC he doesn’t include smartphones in that number. Although, if trends continue as they are, your smartphone could become your future PC.

The idea of point of care computing in healthcare is a really important topic and trend. There’s nothing stopping it. It will absolutely be the future of healthcare. Are we ready to embrace it?

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

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