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[Gnumed-devel] FW: [GPCG] The Importance of Being OSCAR (Was winter holi
s j tan
[Gnumed-devel] FW: [GPCG] The Importance of Being OSCAR (Was winter holiday)
Tue, 19 Aug 2003 22:58:52 +1000
I was getting the impression that java programs can be open sourced
But not GPL.
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Subject: Re: [GPCG] The Importance of Being OSCAR (Was winter holiday)
Tony Eviston wrote:
>The facility I was referring to was not a proprietary remote client but
>rather an API to allow GP practices to determine the interface.
>It is good to see you addressing the remote data entry problem, but,
>respect, I don't think Intrahealth or HCN or anyone else should dictate
>we work, and the nature of the interface is very important to our work
>Of course you should provide a default interface - which would be
>acceptable to many GP's no doubt.
>You see, the problem is that your company along with HCN and many other
>vendors seem to feel that because 90% of doctors can fulfill 70-80% of
>their current information storage needs within your products there is
>need to allow other systems read/write data access. That assumption
>hold forever. Encapsulated systems will prove to be very bad
>Changing care patterns (including - dare I say it - capitation) will
>malleable core EHR systems essential.
>Imagine trying to run a true community care paradigm on the back of the
>current crop of programs.
>Maybe the killer product of the next few years will be a solid cross-
>platform database with fully documented structure, and a collection of
>documented web services, along with an interface toolkit for GP's or
>Divisions or corporate programmers to customize the interface.
>Ironic that it will probably end up being open source because the
>commercial vendors were too busy thinking of new ways to make black-box
>systems look marketable.
I wonder if you, or perhaps community health generally, would be
interested in OSCAR which released version 1.1 last week.
OSCAR is a web based primary care program running on Linux, MySQL and
Tomcat. It is open sourced under the GPL. It addresses the problem of
remote read / writes in the multi-disciplinary care of chronic disease.
The application can be downloaded as a massive 84 meg file
(http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=66701, which will
probably bring the Boonah telephone exchange down). The install script
worked OK for me on debian unstable but did not fire up in the browser
but I do note their preferred platform is RedHat 7 or 8.
Get a few friends together and you might even get the Feds to fund the
diabetes module. :-)
Management of chronic disease
related information transfers within multi-agency care teams.
/Explanation:/ projects to be funded would accelerate the delivery or
implementation of efficient protocols, standards or information systems
to support collaboration and exchange of clinical data/information in
health operational processes with particular application to the
management of chronic disease in community care networks."
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