Open Source: A Lever for Enhancing Opportunities of Healthcare Information Systems - An Italian Case Study

Emanuele Baj, Paolo Locatelli, Stefano Gatti, Nicola Restifo, Gianni Origgi, Silvia Bragagia

Abstract

Open source is a still unexploited chance for healthcare organizations and technology providers to answer to a growing demand for innovation and to join economical benefits with reliability and a new form of managing hospital information systems. This article will present the case of the web enterprise clinical portal developed by the Niguarda hospital (Italy) with the support of Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, in order to enable a paperless environment for clinical and administrative activities in the ward. Niguarda’s strong open source strategy, as well as organizational and technological matters will be described. This represents also one rare case of reuse in the healthcare sector, as the system’s porting is now taking place in another hospital, with other institutions evaluating this option.

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Baj E., Locatelli P., Gatti S., Restifo N., Origgi G. and Bragagia S. (2009). Open Source: A Lever for Enhancing Opportunities of Healthcare Information Systems - An Italian Case Study . 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 28-37. DOI: 10.5220/0001828700280037


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@conference{workshop osehc09,
author={Emanuele Baj and Paolo Locatelli and Stefano Gatti and Nicola Restifo and Gianni Origgi and Silvia Bragagia},
title={Open Source: A Lever for Enhancing Opportunities of Healthcare Information Systems - An Italian Case Study},
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={28-37},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001828700280037},
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 - Open Source: A Lever for Enhancing Opportunities of Healthcare Information Systems - An Italian Case Study
SN - 978-989-8111-79-1
AU - Baj E.
AU - Locatelli P.
AU - Gatti S.
AU - Restifo N.
AU - Origgi G.
AU - Bragagia S.
PY - 2009
SP - 28
EP - 37
DO - 10.5220/0001828700280037