Texas Hospital Embraces Open Source

Midland Memorial Hospital is implementing an electronic health record system from Medsphere based on open source software. The healthcare industry has historically been very careful about IT decisions and unwilling to take many risks. The use of open source software within the healthcare industry provides some evidence that open source is moving out of the early adopter fringes and into the mainstream IT market. I suspect that we will begin seeing more and more adoption of open source software within the healthcare industry over the next few years, and Medsphere will be a company to watch.

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