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Comment Where is GE? (Score 1) 233

The eight companies in the consortium are I.B.M., Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, Accenture, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and Computer Sciences.

Noteable ommission from this list: GE.

Given the push towards Health IT GE has been responsible for, and their data management systems, it seems odd that they would not be included. GE caught onto the importance of technology to health care well ahead of the pack, and I wonder if this is setting the stage for multiple competing standards, rather than the intended streamlined, uniform approach.

If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization.

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