I am writing this blog on my way back home from www.himss.org show in Chicago, while a tingly chill crawls down my back. It’s a creepy feeling of déjà vu. Even worse, it feels like the movie Groundhog Day where the main character keeps waking up on the same day, same date, never able to get to tomorrow. Everything he was able to achieve during the day is erased, and he has to do it over, and over, and over again. This was the feeling I got as I walked the show floor and kept asking myself questions such as:

I thought we addressed all these basic truths decades ago? Ah, forgive me, I must’ve been thinking about the wrong industry. I was talking about the Financial Services vertical, where after the dark ages of 70’s and 80’s, we finally entered the renaissance age of enlightenment, standards, openness, and transparency. Well, while we may be past the King Arthur times in Healthcare IT, we are not too far from it, probably just approaching the days of Charlemagne trying to unify Western Europe.  As I explored the Healthcare IT show I found the state of industry BI where

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