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Barriers to open source software adoption in Quebec's health care organizations.

Submitted by holger on Sat, 2011/01/22 - 14:52
TitleBarriers to open source software adoption in Quebec's health care organizations.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsParé, G, Wybo, MD, Delannoy, C
JournalJournal of medical systems
Volume33
Issue1
Pagination1-7
Date Published2009 Feb
ISSN0148-5598
KeywordsAttitude of Health Personnel, Delivery of Health Care, Health Facility Administrators, Health Policy, Humans, Medical Informatics, Organizational Innovation, Quebec, Software, Systems Integration, Technology Transfer
Abstract

We conducted in-depth interviews with 15 CIOs to identify the principal impediments to adoption of open source software in the Quebec health sector. We found that key factors for not adopting an open source solution were closely linked to the orientations of ministry level policy makers and a seeming lack of information on the part of operational level IT managers concerning commercially oriented open source providers. We use the case of recent changes in the structure of Quebec's health care organizations and a change in the commercial policies of a key vendor to illustrate our conclusions regarding barriers to adoption of open source products.

Alternate JournalJ Med Syst
PubMed ID19238891
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