Free and Open Source in Healthcare: Enough Waste

Nuno Rua


The process of Free and Open Source Software development is explained and compared with Proprietary Software development. The requirements and difficulties of implementing computer information systems in Healthcare environments is discussed, and some Free and Open Source Software projects in the area are cited. Some advantages of F/OSS over proprietary software for healthcare informatics environments are presented and measures to accelerate F/OSS adoption are suggested.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Rua N. (2009). Free and Open Source in Healthcare: Enough Waste . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Open Source in European Health Care: The Time is Ripe - Volume 1: Workshop OSEHC, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-79-1, pages 8-17. DOI: 10.5220/0001827800080017

in Bibtex Style

@conference{workshop osehc09,
author={Nuno Rua},
title={Free and Open Source in Healthcare: Enough Waste },
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Open Source in European Health Care: The Time is Ripe - Volume 1: Workshop OSEHC, (BIOSTEC 2009)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Open Source in European Health Care: The Time is Ripe - Volume 1: Workshop OSEHC, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - Free and Open Source in Healthcare: Enough Waste
SN - 978-989-8111-79-1
AU - Rua N.
PY - 2009
SP - 8
EP - 17
DO - 10.5220/0001827800080017