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Newsforge: Taking Linux To the Doctor, with Ignacio Valdes

Mar 20, 2001, 23:46 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Julie Bresnick)

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"Hoping to save the medical industry with Open Source software, Ignacio Valdes, programmer and M.D. extraordinaire, opts out of greed and into salvation. For any medical student, free time is a rare and precious commodity and Valdes chooses to use most of his to develop and maintain both LinuxMedNews and the Journal of Open Source Medical News."

"I have designated myself the medical Open Source cheerleader and publicist," he says."

"Three years into his residency in the psychiatry department at the University of Texas, Houston, there is not enough time on his schedule to manage a development project on his own, but with his experience building and running his own company, Lifetime Software, he knows how important marketing is. And he knows how most companies make the mistake of devoting the majority of their resources to engineering instead. So he has decided to solve both problems by brokering information about Open Source efforts to build quality clinical computing software. This, he hopes, will help to both publicize the products and foster a more efficient application of engineering resources."

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