I believe that primary care physicians will be the leaders in terms of adoption of information tachnology in clinical practice.
This is an editorial that I wrote in the current issue of the BC Medical Journal on this topic.
"When I joined the BCMJ Editorial Board, I was introduced as someone who could bring added value to the Journal due to my interest and involvement in information technology (IT). Although I have been deeply involved in numerous projects over the past 10 years, it is only recently that technology has begun to significantly impact the way that I think and practise. The PDA is becoming the new stethoscope of the physician, the Internet is now an important information resource for physicians and patients, and finally there is growing momentum in the implementation of electronic medical record systems. Despite all this, we are still in the “baby steps” phase of the process...."