Irish Hospital Struggles to Stay Open Source

This article discusses the struggle between the chief executive and the IT manager in an Irish hospital to stay open source instead of spending ‘e2 million’ on proprietary software: ‘…Mr Kenny claimed that the decision had the potential to commit the hospital to an investment of around e2 million and that nothing resembling a clear business case to justify the outlay had been produced.
Mr Kenny acknowledged that Beaumont Hospital was the only organisation in the health service that had adopted an �Open Source� strategy to date.
�Yet this has in no way disadvantaged us in fully participating in the interchange of data with other agencies,� he explained…’
Mr Kenny, the IT manager, appears to be making a courageous effort.

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