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LinuxNews.com: Health Care Professionals Eager to Open Up

Aug 01, 2000, 18:42 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Head)

"Four out of five doctors agree--Open Source software is good for what ails today's health care database and network systems."

"The Open Source Health Care Alliance (OSHCA) has announced its formation and described its mission--the creation of "a collaborative forum to promote and facilitate Open Source software in human and veterinary health care."

"At its inaugural meeting June 1, many OSHCA members met face-to-face for the first time, according to a press release issued by one of the group's sponsors, the Minoru Development Corporation. The creation of a charter reflecting the group's interest in promoting "the Open Source model as a solution to many of the existing problems in health care information systems" was accomplished by the meeting's end."

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