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Massively Expensive IT Failures in the 90’s

Lest the previous article on San Mateo’s $12 million+ failure be seen as an aberration again provides this link to a Health Informatics article detailing the massively expensive IT failures of the 90’s. ‘Nearly every healthcare delivery system in the country invested between $5 million and $50 million in CPR [Computer-based Patient Record] efforts between 1993 and 2000. Despite serious criticisms from some experts that almost all investment plans to implement the vision of a CPR were flawed at inception, the majority prevailed, creating tremendous industry momentum.’ With numbers like these, open source medical software CAN’T be any worse. At the risk of a big ‘I told you so!’ read the original LinuxMedNews article: Medicine’s Dirty Software Secret.