CHILI U.S.A. and CHILI GmbH Enhanced Partnership Expands Telemedicine Service
to U.S. Healthcare Providers

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| The Linux-based appliances form building blocks with which system architects
| and radiology service providers can adapt their PACS infrastructure and
| workflow processes efficiently and comprehensively.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/press...007+MW20071128

Healthcare technology suppliers move to Linux for reliability.


Related:

Reside@HOME: Linux For Elderly Healthcare

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| Via an Internet connection and web browser, the caregiver(s) can create
| messages that display on the Reside@HOME Monitor as well as managing a
| phone/address book, displaying photographs on the monitor, managing photo
| albums, personal medical information, and other features. There are elderly
| enhancements to all of these areas such as supporting an image-driven phone
| book as opposed to just plain text. Remotely, caregivers can intuitively
| tweak this Linux-based environment to change the audio level on the
| Reside@HOME Monitor along with the font size/type and even the
| theme/appearance. The selectable themes include optimizations for care
| receivers with Macular Degeneration and other eye impairments. * * * *
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=904&num=1


The Coming Electronic Health Record Software Disaster

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| Free and Open Source Software has an answer for EHR businesses as well. They
| need not go out of business: They can switch to being non-proprietary vendors
| by simply changing their licensing terms and making their software available
| for download on Sourceforge or better yet simply using available
| non-proprietary EHR software. What is in it for them is vastly better
| infrastructure, more satisfied customers and much greater acceptance of EHR
| software that protects the rights of patients and doctors. This is unlikely
| to happen in the current climate. * * *
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http://www.linuxmednews.com/1190745985


NHS computer boss failed IT exams

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| Mary Granger is amazed that her son was put in charge of a £20bn
| project to transform the NHS's computer system. She is less
| surprised that his 'Connecting for Health' project is over-budget,
| behind schedule and threatening to become the biggest IT disaster
| in history.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35685


Linux in Healthcare

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| Linux in healthcare is a tale of things seen and unseen. Linux/Open
| Source have enjoyed tremendous popularity in embedded systems and
| networks for major technologies used in healthcare that healthcare
| providers may not even be aware of.
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http://www.linux-mag.com/id/3215/


Synapse EMR (Linux port)

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| Synapse EMR is being ported to Linux. Alpha builds are now available to
| play with (Libc6).
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http://www.linuxmednews.com/1165874846


Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. Announces Migration of CPSI System to Linux
Operating System

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| Computer Programs and Systems, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare
| information solutions, today announced the migration of the CPSI healthcare
| information system to the Linux operating system. *
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http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/071115/20071115005804.html?.v=1


McKesson First to Offer Red Hat Enterprise Healthcare Platform

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| As a leading provider of technology solutions to the healthcare
| industry, McKesson has been at the forefront of innovative
| technologies, deploying many of its advanced Horizon Clinicals
| applications on Linux running on Intel-based hardware. Hospitals
| with these deployments have already realized cost savings of up
| to 60% compared with traditional system deployments.
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http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070226/20070226005175.html?.v=1


IBM and Convergence CT Team to Provide Clinical Data Warehousing for
Healthcare and Life Sciences

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| The IBM BCU is a fully integrated and scalable data warehouse
| solution for Linux that combines software, server, and storage
| resources to maximize business intelligence and information
| management performance for enterprises.
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http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/070228/0221247.html


Editor's Corner (on Open Source in Healthcare)

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| Suggesting that a private healthcare provider switch from
| proprietary software to open source-based applications is one
| thing. But when an official affiliated with as august a body as
| the United Nations suggests that all member countries adopt open
| source for their healthcare applications, that's a much bigger deal.
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http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story/...ner/2006-10-09


Next Gen, Mission-Critical Apps To Be Deployed on Linux Says Report

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| By now it should be obvious to even the most casual industry observers
| that Linux operating systems - and open source-based software in general -
| have reached critical marketplace mass. Recent Linux deals and
| announcements by Oracle and Microsoft have only reinforced the "open
| source is enterprise-grade" message that IBM, Unisys and other "Master
| Brand" hardware, software and services vendors have been preaching for
| years. In short, open source, especially Linux, is becoming "legitimized"
| by the major vendors for enterprise environments, and user executives
| are more than happy to believe them.
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http://www.linuxelectrons.com/News/R...ux_Says_Report


CIO study finds Linux ready for prime-time

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| The company predicts a steep rise: only 18 percent of businesses
| will be using Linux in business-critical roles by the end of 2007.
|
| "Linux operating systems - and open source-based software in general
| - have reached critical marketplace mass," said the study's authors,
| Bruce Guptill and Bill McNee of Saugatuck Research.
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http://www.techworld.com/opsys/news/...SS&NewsID=7681