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Re: [Gnumed-devel] When & where to present GNUmed e.g. IEEE Symposium? R

From: Richard Hosking
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] When & where to present GNUmed e.g. IEEE Symposium? Role of "Papers"?
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 15:46:35 +0800
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One of the main benefits from Gnumed would be to escape the M$ licensing morass. Is there a credible scheduling/accounting package that could run under linux or form the basis for one? The other major issue is maintenance of data relating to medications and items etc. At present medication data could be obtained from MIMS, presumably under licence. How would the issue of medication and item data maintenance be handled?


Ian Haywood wrote:

J Busser wrote:
The major barriers between Gnumed and widespread use (at least in
Australia) are  the lack of a prescribing module and the lack of an
integrated appointments/accounting system

So I would suggest the supporters of GNUmed, inside each country,
identify a commercial vendor that is willing to let its own partial
solution (scheduling and billing) inter-operate with GNUmed.
In Australia the main billing product has a matching clinical product,
so they aren't going to 'inter-operate' willingly.

However the DDE protocol they use is published, so GNUmed can easily
'pretend' to be Medical Director (the product in question) without too much 

re prescribing:

For Australia, Richard Terry had reported on-list (see the archive)
special permission having been obtained from an Australian company (or
branch) to allow their drug inventory to reside in drugref, at least for
the GNUmed project, on at least a trial basis. But I do not know where
it stands.
This is not the rate-limiting step: we already have data for Australia and 
we first need to write some backend tables for holding prescribing data.

Ian H

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