CALL FOR PAPERS The Use of OSS and ODF in Health and Medical Systems Jun 22-23, 2006, Salt Lake City, Utah Special Track at the 19th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
The support of Open Source Software (OSS) and Open Document Formats (ODF) in academic, governmental and business organizations has been continuously increasing over the last couple of years. However, the acceptance in the healthcare community is still low and adoption slow. This is often caused by misconceptions about OSS and ODF in relation to important issues such as software reliability and support, data security and legal liability. Healthcare IT solutions are available under OSS and ODF licenses, including Lab and EHR appliations, for small, medium and large clinical institutions.