Potpourri

A little potpourri with no direct Free/Open Source relevance: according to the Tennessean, it seems that HCA is linking all its hospital supply purchasing by a Internet based ordering system which is supposed to reduce costs. Read all about it here.
The Boston Globe has a piece about why doctors resist a computerized diagnostic assistant, while the Orlando Sentinel writes about a non-free system that some doctors are using and others resist. I’m leaving out the usual bumper crop of info-mercial type articles of medical software companies that never seem to materialize as a standard, national system. Hey! what would happen if free and open source software is used?

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