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[News] Hospital Dumps Microsoft Exchange for GNU/Linux

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Microsoft Exchange dumped for Linux-based clone

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| After conducting an evaluation of alternatives, the hospital decided not to 
| upgrade to a newer version of Exchange. Instead, it went with a  Linux-based 
| Exchange clone that it felt could meet the needs of its 700 users without 
| forcing them and IT to learn a whole new system.   


Hospitals that use Windows ought to be avoided. With ~40% of all Windows PCs
being zombies, who can you trust? What about your personal medical records?
There were stories in the press about entire hospitals becoming botnets.


Hospital software vendor McKesson uses Linux to heal IT budgets

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| At first, convincing hospital executives to go with McKesson's Linux-based 
| applications was difficult because of fears that Linux wouldn't be as 
| reliable as Unix, which had been in their IT shops for years, Simpson 
| said. "It took some time for them to understand that open source is safe, 
| that open source has support," he added.    
| The deal with Red Hat "really kicked the program into gear," he said, 
| allowing McKesson to offer its software with Red Hat Enterprise Linux in a 
| top-to-bottom package for mission-critical hospital IT systems.   


Linux in Healthcare

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| Linux in healthcare is a tale of things seen and unseen. Linux/Open
| Source have enjoyed tremendous popularity in embedded systems and
| networks for major technologies used in healthcare that healthcare
| providers may not even be aware of.


Leading Hospital Relies on Red Hat Solutions for Improved Reliability and
Patient Care

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| Red Hat Enterprise Linux now runs on 40 BIDMC servers, 11 of which are 
| installed in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Cluster that hosts Intersystems Cache 
| and the hospital's proprietary Triple A applications, those that are most 
| mission-critical for patients.   


Florida Hospital Enhances IT Performance and Patient Care with Red Hat

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| Florida Hospital, ranked in US News and World Report magazine as one 
| of “America’s Best Hospitals” for the past six consecutive years, has seven  
| facilities totalling 2,300 beds throughout Central Florida and is part of the 
| Adventist Healthcare system, the largest not-for-profit healthcare provider 
| in the nation.    


The OSS Cure for What Ails Hospital IT

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| "Our central IT department is too small, so we did this transition on our 
| own. Now we are seeing signs of the Linux operating system spreading 
| elsewhere in the system. The central office has a large proprietary staff but 
| no technicians to handle Linux. They view us as progressive technologists," 
| Ron Skantz, Linux administrator for Florida Hospital, told 
| LinuxInsider. "They are going to have to do the same thing we did."     

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