When the axe falls on health care expenditures the first thing, to go is the bribing of hospitals and physicians to adopt electronic health record. Electronic health record, when innovated by market forces would have been an elegant solution for the health care morass, but when government got into it, It thrust a 'not ready for primetime technology' down health care throat.
Imagine if government decided way back when that cell phone would improve business productivity and hence mandated them and help underwrite the costs of cell phones. We would now be carrying a suit case size cell phone that costs 3000 dollars. Thats what exactly the digital health care revolution is. It brought health care evolution to grinding halt. So when government pulls the plug on this life support companies like cerner would be dog meat.