Ignacio H. Valdes, MD, MS, Editor of Linux Medical News, posts about Open Source Healthcare

at the os-wg mailing list ( os-wg@mailman.amia.orghttp://mailman.amia.org/mailman/listinfo/os-wg )

eChannel line reports: ‘According to a newly released IDC study, open source software has spread far beyond Linux and is gaining enormous momentum. The study, which analyzed IDC surveys from over 5,000 developers in 116 countries, finds that developers worldwide are increasing their use of open source. The study declares that open source software represents the most significant all-encompassing and long-term trend that the software industry has seen since the early 1980s. IDC believes that open source will eventually play a role in the lifecycle of every major software category, and will fundamentally change the value proposition of packaged software for customers…’


The recent LinuxWorld conference hosted a ‘Healthcare Day’ with a few recaps:

There is a wiki page of all the presentations at the recent Linux World Healthcare Day presentations: ‘On August 15th, 2006 OSDL hosted the first ever Healthcare Day at LinuxWorld Expo. Below is a recap of the event as well as links to the presentations from Medsphere CEO Dr. Kennth Kizer, Joe Alexander – Bull’s Director of Strategy and Planning as well as panel discussions moderated by Bernard Golden and Fred Trotter…’


and more here: