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TechCentral: Doctors Opt for Open Source

Apr 30, 2002, 03:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles F. Moreira)

[ Thanks to Low, Kuan Loong for this link. ]

"PNS, developed with an undisclosed sum provided under the National Information Technology Council?s Demonstrator Application Grants Scheme (NITC-DAGS), has been running as a pilot covering 50 clinics in the Klang Valley.

"The pilot has been running for less than a year and is expected to be officially launched in May.

"The developers cited cost as a major factor for PNS to be based on Open Source software.

"'We originally considered developing PNS under Windows, but the cost of a proprietary operating system, applications and database would have been too high,' said PCDOM president Dr. Molly Cheah..."

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