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LXer 07-16-2013 01:00 PM

LXer: Big data and Hospital OS improve Thai diet
 
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As a practicing physician in Phuket, he (Dr. Kongkiat Kespechara) became aware of some of the struggles facing hospitals. At one point the Thai government wanted to modernize all the hospitals and demanded that Information Technology be adopted right away. Then he saw the budget. No significant increase was given to help hospitals meet this expensive demand. After some ruminating he realized most of the costs would be tied up in creating the information infrastructure to capture patient records. He thought it would be a huge help to all of the hospitals if an open source solution was developed so they could all share, and called it Hospital OS.

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