How the open-source development model can improve medical software

Thomas Yackel

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Abstract

The current system of proprietary software development for healthcare applications is inadequate to meet the needs of providers, administrators, and patients. A recent advance in the field of Internet programming is the release of largescale software projects as "open-source. " The advantages of this method of development include higher quality, lower cost, and increased adherence to established standards. There are several hurdles to be overcome before the healthcare field can take full advantage of this development model. The implementation of open-source development of medical software could greatly improve clinical and research software and elevate the academic standards of the field of medical informatics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages68-72
Number of pages5
Volume84
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Event10th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2001 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 2 2005Sep 5 2005

Other

Other10th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2001
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period9/2/059/5/05

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Keywords

  • Medical Informatics
  • Quality Control
  • Software Design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Yackel, T. (2001). How the open-source development model can improve medical software. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 84, pp. 68-72) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-928-8-68

How the open-source development model can improve medical software. / Yackel, Thomas.

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 84 2001. p. 68-72.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yackel, T 2001, How the open-source development model can improve medical software. in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. vol. 84, pp. 68-72, 10th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2001, London, United Kingdom, 9/2/05. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-928-8-68
Yackel T. How the open-source development model can improve medical software. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 84. 2001. p. 68-72 https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-928-8-68
Yackel, Thomas. / How the open-source development model can improve medical software. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 84 2001. pp. 68-72
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