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[News] [Rival] Further Progress for Free Software in Healthcare, Wall Street Journal Covers it Also

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Further Progress for Free Software in Healthcare, Wall Street Journal Covers it Also
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 21:11:28 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Nationally Recognized Psychiatric Hospital Selects Medsphere's Open Source
Electronic Health Record to Transform Clinical Care

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| Medsphere SystemsCorporation, the leading provider of open source healthcare 
| IT solutions, todayannounced a five-year contract with Connecticut's Silver 
| Hill Hospital forimplementation, training and support of the company's 
| OpenVista electronichealth record (EHR) solution.   


An Affordable Fix for Modernizing Medical Records 

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| But commercial vendors, noting a common complaint against open-source 
| software that is developed by engineers here and there, say that they can 
| provide a more reliable soup-to-nuts system and offer many features that 
| users of the VA system have to tack on, notably billing and financial 
| programs that commercial hospitals need to run their business.    
| [...]
| Many start-up companies adapting VistA for commercial use, including Blue 
| Cliff Inc., MELE Associates Inc., Sequence Managers Software and Medsphere 
| Inc., say their systems will still be less expensive for hospitals to deploy. 
| Medsphere, which put together the system for Midland Hospital, says OpenVistA 
| enables hospitals to run system checks for security problems and bugs. And 
| Chief Executive Mike Doyle says the open-source software community can 
| quickly share information and patches to fix or correct them.      



What Obama promised open source health IT

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| Proprietary vendors, especially in the health care space, are experts at
| creating Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) concerning open source. They will
| offer government “proven solutions” while open source advocates will offer
| tools the government might build on.


Misys Open Source Solutions Announces Business Advisory Board for

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| Misys Open Source Solutions, a division of Misys plc (FTSE:MSY.L), today
| announced the Business Advisory Board members for OpenCarbonWorld.com (OCW),
| the company's carbon planning and information portal designed to help
| organizations establish clear policies towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG)
| emissions.


Healthcare Conference to Focus on Open Source Solutions

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| Panels, presentations, and Birds of a Feather meetings are certainly the
| highlight of next month's Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE), but that's
| not the only thing happening during the event. The Demonstrating Open Source
| Health Care Solutions (DOHCS) conference will be co-located with SCALE and
| both will get underway on Friday, February 20, 2009.

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