This hospital really invests in IT Technology at the best value...and in my opinion has a true conceptual view of strategic technologies versus the old brick and mortar methodologies...you can read more from the CIO at "Life as a Healthcare CIO" here..where transparency rules....also McKesson (hospital IT solution provider) has also recently announced support for the Linux platform...BD
Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital in Boston, Mass., has migrated to Red Hat solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Global File System, Red Hat Cluster Suite and Red Hat Network. Red Hat solutions have provided BIDMC with significant cost savings, higher system availability and streamlined disaster recovery, creating an opportunity to enhance patient care.
The internal security team at BIDMC had been running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on its servers for three years, and the hospital's Sr. Cache Administrator had extensive experience with Red Hat solutions with a previous hospital. BIDMC's future IT plans include migrating additional hospital systems from HP-UX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.