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LinuxMedNews: Linux Medical News Turns 5

Apr 04, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ignacio H. Valdes)

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"Linux Medical News is 5 years old as of [March 30]. It all began with the first posting. Since that time, there have been 970 posted articles, a great deal of editing, and millions of visitors. Has the landscape changed much since then? Is the work finished?

"In medicine, surprisingly little has changed in 5 years. Most physicians still use paper charts, there is still large-scale fragmentation of medical software. The biggest change is that clinical evidence that e-health works is much easier to come by. The other change is that it now has Federal attention at the highest levels. One thing hasn't changed: multi-million dollar proprietary e-health failures continue to occur on a regular basis. I do not expect this to change and may even accelerate. On the Free and Open Source Software front, much has changed..."

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