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OSS General (google): Open Source and EHRs: A proven reality and invaluable opportunity - Healthcare IT News

Colleagues,

FYI.

Conrad Clyburn

September 29, 2011 | Michael J. Doyle

From the October 2011 print issue 

The marriage between open source technology and electronic health records is at first blush, greeted by many with skepticism regarding robustness and efficacy.  In truth, persistent myths obscure an intriguing reality: Open source EHR systems are not only possible but already in place.

OSEHRA's first challenge: VistA version control

Colleagues,

Please see link to blog post from Fred Trotter in O'Reilly Radar on the challenges of version centrol and open source ...

Conrad Clyburn

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