‘The Future of Free Software in Health Care’

Health Informatics Europe has an article by a LinuxMedNews contributor Douglas Carnall who has another comprehensive article about free software in medicine. There is something in it for everyone, from those new to the notion of free software in medicine to those who wish to be able to answer questions about it in a well-reasoned manner. …When users are reluctant or unable to change their software without considerable organisational upheaval they are said to be “locked-in” and are at the mercy of their suppliers, who are the richest men on the earth today…free software offers the potential to build a networked suite of tools of the doctors’ own choosing to make that job much more satisfying and rich. ‘ For a more day in the life view, there is a recent LMN article Beyond This Horizon.

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