TechCentral: Doctors Opt for Open Source
Apr 30, 2002, 03:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"PNS, developed with an undisclosed sum provided under the
National Information Technology Council?s Demonstrator Application
Grants Scheme (NITC-DAGS), has been running as a pilot covering 50
clinics in the Klang Valley.
"The pilot has been running for less than a year and is expected
to be officially launched in May.
"The developers cited cost as a major factor for PNS to be based
on Open Source software.
"'We originally considered developing PNS under Windows, but the
cost of a proprietary operating system, applications and database
would have been too high,' said PCDOM president Dr. Molly