Rich Freeman on 14 Nov 2014 05:59:28 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Fwd: [Health] TUL2014 GNU Health Presentation Schedule

On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 8:14 AM, Keith C. Perry
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> I figured I would past this along to PLUG since every so often there is a
> side conversation about Health IT.  Some of you may or may not be aware of
> GNU Health which is pretty popular outside of the US (which means there's
> opportunities in the US **wink**).  The upcoming 2.8 release is going to
> include a number of community requested features so this is a good time to
> get an intro to the product which Luis has told me should be out this coming
> January.

Does it have  a web-based client?  It looks like it is strictly X11 on
the client side.

Sorry to pick on this - it looks like a great idea (and I see there is
a related LIMS on the agenda), but this is a bit of a pet peeve of
mine.  I think adherence to things like GTK/X11/etc for anything other
than building browsers, window managers, media players, and the like
is something that is probably going to start working against FOSS.
Especially for something like medical data there is a lot of reason to
avoid putting anything at all on client workstations, whether that be
code or data.  However, it applies just as much to email, office
productivity software, etc.  I'd rather not be using Google Docs for
everything but there needs to be an alternative for that to be
possible, and the irony is that Google Docs isn't that hard to beat
feature-wise (Openoffice already far surpasses it, but loses because
you can't run it from a browser).

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