LinuxMedNews: Linux Medical News Turns 5
Apr 04, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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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
"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..."