The OSS Cure for What Ails Hospital IT
Apr 13, 2008, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"What does a systems engineer in charge of a computer network
for a major medical facility do to trim expenses and administer
much-needed performance medicine to mission-critical applications?
In the case of Orlando's Florida Hospital, network administrators
surgically removed failing proprietary software and hardware and
implanted open source technology.
"That procedure took five years to flush out all of the costly
proprietary apparatuses and phase in the replacement open source
operating system and integration management software. Today,
Florida Hospital is on the leading edge of network server and
disaster data recovery technology and is fostering similar changes
throughout its parent management network of seven hospital campuses
run by the Atlanta Health System..."