Building the Free/Libre Open Source Health Care (FLOSS-HC) Community: A Strategy for Pushing Free/Libre Open Source in European Health Care

Thomas Karopka

Abstract

Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) is both a process of software development and a method of licensing. Although FLOSS plays a significant role in several market areas, the impact in the health care arena is still limited. This is mainly due to the special requirements and the different circum-stances when compared to other market areas. However, FLOSS is thought to be one of the most effective means to overcome the fragmentation in the health care sector and provide a basis for more efficient, timely and cost effective health care provision. In this position paper I will give a short overview of FLOSS applications in the health care sector, I will briefly discuss the special challenges and the identified barriers that need to be overcome to push FLOSS in health care. I will then describe a possible strategy that may help in improving the situation for FLOSS in European health care.

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in Harvard Style

Karopka T. (2009). Building the Free/Libre Open Source Health Care (FLOSS-HC) Community: A Strategy for Pushing Free/Libre Open Source in European Health Care . 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 3-7. DOI: 10.5220/0001828100030007


in Bibtex Style

@conference{workshop osehc09,
author={Thomas Karopka},
title={Building the Free/Libre Open Source Health Care (FLOSS-HC) Community: A Strategy for Pushing Free/Libre Open Source in European Health Care},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Open Source in European Health Care: The Time is Ripe - Volume 1: Workshop OSEHC, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={3-7},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001828100030007},
isbn={978-989-8111-79-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
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 - Building the Free/Libre Open Source Health Care (FLOSS-HC) Community: A Strategy for Pushing Free/Libre Open Source in European Health Care
SN - 978-989-8111-79-1
AU - Karopka T.
PY - 2009
SP - 3
EP - 7
DO - 10.5220/0001828100030007