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  Hospital Case Study of FOSS Use
Health-IT Successes Posted by I. Valdes on Sunday May 25, 2003 @ 04:29 PM
from the Health-IT Successes dept.
Joseph Dal-Molin found this case study of Open Source Software in a Dublin, Ireland hospital: 'This study describes the implementation of open source software in a large Irish public sector organization, Beaumont Hospital. The findings reveal a radical shift in open source deployment from invisible horizontal infrastructure systems to highly visible vertical applications. The case study describes the implementation of these systems, the difficulties encountered, and also the benefits in terms of astonishing cost savings of 13m over 5 years. Given that Beaumont were already receiving academic pricing discounts for many of their original proprietary closed source applications, the savings for a typical commercial organization could be even higher. The study also identifies the primary drivers in the move to OSS, namely principle, pragmatism and practicality...'



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    Also a report here
    by Adrian Midgley on Thursday May 29, 2003 @ 08:09 AM
    http://www.ozdoc.mine.nu/oss/Beaumont_OSS.html
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    Re: Hospital Case Study of FOSS Use
    by Anthony on Thursday May 29, 2003 @ 04:36 PM
    1) They double counted the lotus notes costs. (email and workflow)
    2) Didn't see any development costs associated with the various solution
    3) Calendaring and scheduling? Horde IMP is weak
    4) Accounting software?
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