GlassFish and Friends in Health Industry - Sun, Afga and ICW Launch Open eHealth

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Afga, ICW and Sun have launched the Open eHealth initiative to leverage Open Source in the Health industry.

Open eHealth's goal is to create a community-driven software development platform to speed up the digitization of the healthcare industry, with emphasis on delivering interoperable, standards-based solutions.

The service components will extend existing open source projects such as OpenESB, Glassfish, OpenSSO and Mural. More details in the Press Release and at the Open eHealth WebSite.

The big shift in the IT industry created by Open Source is accelerating. I have a biased perspective, but I strongly believe that Sun's strengths, size, and position will allow it to capitalize on and speed up the transition to this brave new world. I've a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore....

Comments:

Great, been working with Open ESB for clinical projects and been an "underground" evangelist.

Trying to get Open ESB used in the Public Health Information Network (PHIN), but politics is just so brutal. Hopefully, this kind of organization will add credibility for open source technologies.

One problem I see, is SUN making partnerships with large organization while ignoring individuals like myself with a real passion to get health care standards used for real!

Posted by George de la Torre on February 29, 2008 at 12:44 AM PST #

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