Open Source in Health Care IT

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June 10, 2009, 11:59 am

I just complete an analysis of 779 open source projects in the health care segment.  Ten years ago, when the American Association of Family Physicians attempted to organize an open source EMR (electronic medical records) project, it never quite achieved the necessary momentum.  Out of all the open source projects in the health care space, there were only 62 project releases in the year 2001.  The open source community has come a long way since then – there were 565 releases in 2008.  There are about 30 projects dealing specifically with EMR/EHR and some of them are very large – having 100+ contributors.

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