Reader Question: Medical Schools Using FOSS?

Reader Luke Schwankl writes: ‘…I occasionally drop in on the linuxmednews forum, and am always delighted to see that there are folks who continue to push an open source solution to electronic medical records. I will be heading to medical school next fall, (UNC-Chapel Hill) and from what I have seen, the computers they are selling us are all ready to go with solely Windows-based programs. Are you aware of any medical schools that are gravitating toward using more free / open source software? Just thought I’d ask. Thanks for your time…’ Thanks for a great question, Luke for which I have no answer. Do any readers know of schools that are using FOSS software for medical school education instead of the dominant paradigm? In research, such as in bioinformatics, the answer is a definitive yes but that is not your question.

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