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Open-Source Software May Unify the Medical-Records realm

Article Source ComputerWorld
September 15, 2009, 3:00 am

Open-source medical software has been around for over 30 years. Unless you are in healthcare IT, however, chances are you've never even heard of it. But that's poised to change.

With the passage of ARRA (the American Recovery And Reinvestment Act of 2009, also called the federal stimulus package), some $19 billion dollars have been earmarked for Medicare and Medicaid technology incentives over the next five years. This program is known as HITECH (PDF), short for Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health...

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