Health IT Still Clueless About Open Source

Another Health Data Management article entitled: ‘…Is There a Final Answer?’ highlights the continued clueless meanderings of Healthcare IT in the closed-source world. ‘…A growing number of health care organizations gradually are shifting the balance of operating systems power from Unix to Microsoft Windows NT…Not only is Windows NT more cost-effective, they add, it also is becoming the dominant platform on which vendors are building new software.’ The article says that this is mostly vendor-driven. Health-IT obviously doesn’t know about the 43+ open source projects in the LinuxMedNews project list. Cost effective? Cost effective? I’m getting faint…

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