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LinuxInsider: Healthcare Experts Question Open-Source Apps

Jul 26, 2005, 11:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kathleen Sibley)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Despite the much-touted advances open source is making in various government IT projects around the globe, it's not even on the radar when it comes to electronic health records, said panelists at the recent e-Health 2005 Conference.

"'We're looking at the systems that are going to be the lifeblood of our way of doing business,' said Richard Alvarez, president of Canada Health Infoway. 'Open source is not mature enough to be implemented with the rigor and the methodology of commercial off-the-shelf software. That's not going to be [the case] forever, but at this time that's our position...'"

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