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Re: [SLUG] Open Source Medical Practice Management Software
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Open Source Medical Practice Management Software
- From: Rev Simon Rumble <simon@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 10:30:13 +1100
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This one time, at band camp, David Guest wrote:
> The format for this data is undocumented but should not be too difficult
> to decipher. It changes from time to time so you are playing samba to
> HCN's Microsoft.
Making assumptions about data, especially something as important to a
business as billing data, is fraught with danger.
For all their foibles, the UK's National Programme for IT (the
_enormous_ and mostly disastrous IT programme of the NHS) started
specifically by defining data formats and open interchange, the idea
being that they can chop and change suppliers if necessary. That really
should be the starting point here too.
Rev Simon Rumble <simon@xxxxxxxxxx>
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