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...'"