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A prescription for lower costs

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| McKesson Corp. is a multifaceted healthcare company, a large distributor of
| pharmaceuticals and a thriving developer of healthcare-related IT systems.
| Its software and hardware are installed in more than 70% of U.S. hospitals
| with more than 200 beds, and handle everything from billing and scheduling to
| capturing MRI-machine images and preventing dangerous drug interactions. For
| the last five years, the company has used open source technology to deliver
| products at lower cost and greater speed, says Randall Spratt, executive vice
| president and CIO. After seeing open source, Spratt considers it an essential
| part of McKesson's product development strategy.
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http://www.networkworld.com/news/200...t.html?hpg1=bn


Recent:

LinuxWorld: Health care IT solutions

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| At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, McKesson CIO Randal Spratt
| explains why his company deploys its health care applications on Linux. He
| says these applications are scalable, affordable on tight hospital budgets,
| and reliable--making better patient care possible.
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http://news.zdnet.com/2422-13568_22-214546.html


Related:

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


Old:

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
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