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Submission + - Open Sourcing Healthcare Systems (nytimes.com)

330Pilot writes: The New York Times reports that Misys announced that it was taking its product for linking physicians' offices and hospitals, Misys Connect, and making it open source. There is no doubt that doctors and hospitals need to be able to share patient and clinical information to achieve efficiency gains and quality improvements. Yet hospitals and those physicians' offices with electronic health records — about a fourth of the nation's primary care doctors — use many different proprietary systems that often don't communicate with each other. The lack of interoperability, in technical terms, is a roadblock.

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