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LinuxMedNews: VistA in Egypt, An Interview with Omar H. El Hattab

Jan 10, 2006, 10:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ignacio H. Valdes)

[ Thanks to I. Valdes for this link. ]

"Dr. Omar El Hattab was a Cancer Epidemiologist at the National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Egypt. He was responsible for getting DHCP (the precursor to VistA) installed at his cancer institutes. In order to help Linux Medical News readers understand the challenges he faced in setting up the software in Arabic and English we present the following interview. 'VistA is a comprehensive system that is tested and functioning. It is open source and that allowed us to make modifications on the code that was needed for Arabization. Also to modify the applications to the way things are done in Egypt and to the way our physicians do their work... many experts in the medical field shared in the development of the software (VistA), so it fits very well the work and the high standards of medical profession...'"

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