Today, EMRs generated from connected ultrasound machines can give instant visibility into customer demand for expert review and enable a physician in San Francisco to be sourced as-needed to review New York City patients.  In the age of a digitalized healthcare supply chain, Cardio Edge will need to be mindful that competitors can emerge more quickly due to the advent of electronic healthcare data and smart, connected products.
Epic was on the digitization forefront when it was founded in 1979 and has become a billion dollar business as a result. But now that electronic medical records are the norm, can Epic continue to rely on its large market share or is it time for the giant to find a new edge?
Imagine never having to fill out a form at a doctor’s office or showing up to an unfamiliar emergency room with the ER staff knowing your full medical history. This could be the new reality after universal adoption of electronic medical records.