HIMSS Update: Red Hat and McKesson Offer ‘Enterprise Healthcare Platform’

More signs of legitimacy of FOSS in medicine with this press release: ‘McKesson has joined with Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, to introduce the Red Hat Enterprise Healthcare Platform, a cost-effective open source information technology (IT) solution with services designed to meet the mission-critical demands of healthcare.

�The Red Hat solution offers our customers a reliable, affordable platform for delivering safe, high-quality patient care using McKesson�s clinical applications,� said Michael J. Simpson, chief technology officer for McKesson Provider Technologies. �The introduction of a high-value, open platform designed specifically for the needs of healthcare IT represents a major step forward in encouraging the use of open source technologies instead of closed, proprietary technologies that are costly to acquire, maintain and scale.�

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