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[Gnumed-devel] Re: [AusMedicalSoftware]

From: richard terry
Subject: [Gnumed-devel] Re: [AusMedicalSoftware]
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 09:01:11 +1000
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David can you confirm that Saturdy is cancelled as mentioned below, and if so 
what if any are the program changes.



On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 07:06 am, David Guest wrote:
> Gnumedders and friends
> It appears that Horst and many of us have to (want to) go to GPCG on
> Saturday 9 August. GPCG has added some new sessions for the day and is,
> inter alia, debating supporting open knowledge and open source
> computing. Since this is what we have been arguing for the last four
> years I think we should attend.
> If it is OK with everyone I will cancel the Saturday. I think we will
> get most things done on Friday. If there is enough interest we can make
> alternative arrangements for those not going to GPCG.
> Registration for GPCG closes 1 August.
> David
> ~~
> # *The Future of Open Knowledge and Open Source Software in General
> Practice* /Background:/
> Clinical information systems is becoming the norm in global healthcare.
> Development of global standards for electronic health records,
> messaging, and decision support makes the use of "standardised" data
> sources and algorithms inevitable. Knowledge becomes embedded in the
> data structures of health records and the methods of access to records
> in clinical software. Knowledge becomes embedded in decision support
> algorithms developed from scientific knowledge and clinical guidelines.
> Governments, organisations and private enterprises are moving to make
> knowledge sources freely available to citizens of the world. Examples
> include PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and the Medical Journal of Australia.
> Open source software has been popularised by the Linux operating system.
> The success of Linux has fuelled increasing interest in open source
> software development and use. Governments and private corporations
> around the world are embracing open source software in their relentless
> drive to do more with less. Open source medical software has huge
> potential to improve healthcare across the globe and help narrow the gap
> between the first the third worlds.
> Join in the discussion as we explore the brave new world of open
> knowledge and open source software.
> *Part A: Open knowledge*
> Who OWNS scientific knowledge?
> Who has the right to charge for it?
> What benefits flow to Australians/humanity from open versus closed
> knowledge policies?
> Can the internet be a vehicle for crafting Open Knowledge?
> Should we support Open Knowledge?
> *Part B: Open source software*
> Do normal GPs want open source software?
> Will we be better off with open source software or closed commercial
> software?
> How can vendors make money with "free software"?
> Can the medical software industry cope with a shift to collaborative
> open source development?
> Should governments fund open source software development?

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