The Healthcare Blog discussing collaborative web applications for clinicians:
Clinical Groupware heralds a shift away from medical applications that are primarily based in local hardware and software. It creates a more fluid functionality in those applications, and empowers communications as well, by leveraging Internet connectivity, Web-based data resources, and new services (i.e., capabilities) performed upon these data by agents or applications.
The general idea is that medical applications should function more like the robust web applications many of us use today. It's an interesting idea and one that has been a long time coming.