Non-Traditional Healthcare Entrants – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 5

For the 5th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re taking a look at the Non-Traditional Healthcare Entrants who seem to be swarming into healthcare. Coming out of the HIMSS conference, one of the clear messages is that the big technology companies see a huge opportunity in healthcare.

In this podcast, Colin and I dive into a number of these entrants like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce, but then we go on to talk about some surprise companies we could see making a play in healthcare. We also look at why these big companies have failed in the past (see Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault) and what lessons were learned from those experiences.

Here’s a quick rundown of the topics we discuss in this episode:

  • Apple + Epic (See Jim Cramer’s comment that started this discussion)
  • Who Have We Got Our Eye On?
  • Why Did Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault Fail?
  • Companies We Want to See Enter Healthcare

A big thank you to our sponsor for this episode: Windstream Enterprise. The healthcare division of Windstream Enterprise is taking all the best practices from retail, banking, as well as manufacturing and adapting it to healthcare. If your organization wants to make sure your technology infrastructure has the capacity, flexibility and security needed to support their critical applications, be sure to check out the team at Windstream Enterprise.

Now, without further ado, we’re excited to share with you episode 5 of the Healthcare IT Today podcast.

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About the author

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.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.


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