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LinuxMedNews: MirrorMed Highlights FOSS in Action

Apr 18, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ignacio H. Valdes)

[ Thanks to I. Valdes for this link. ]

"Successful health IT software is difficult to create from scratch. Over 70% of Health IT software projects are either outright failures, or 'challenged.' The MirrorMed project shows how Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in medicine can create a successful electronic medical record/electronic health record (EMR/EHR) by using code from several projects: OpenEMR, FreeMed, Uversa's ClearHealth and the FreeB medical billing project. Together, these projects have threaded the needle and become the few that survive the real world in Health IT..."

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