Emerging IT Trends

Major trends that will be impacting the IT world in the next 2 years can be seen in the emerging healthcare changes that are currently underway.  While healthcare information systems are already ubiquitous, there is going to be a concentrated focus on developing methods to share the enormous amount data that these systems are generating.  Some of the areas that will undergo significant development include healthcare interfacing through the HL7 language, data sharing between disparate systems from competing healthcare providers and renewed efforts on continuing development of existing healthcare IT standards such as HL7 and DICOM.