One hospital's success with Red Hat Linux, as the article mentions, Microsoft is also working with Linux from the server levels on down with joint projects...a move many other hospitals may be looking at as well....BD
With seven facilities totaling over 2,300 beds throughout Central Florida, Florida Hospital is the largest hospital in the state. Established in 1908, the hospital provides care to more than one million patients each year and is part of the Adventist Healthcare System—the largest not-for-profit healthcare provider in the nation. Florida Hospital’s MIS Department, which includes approximately 100 developers, manages one centralized datacenter for all of its facilities, making it one of the busiest centers in Central Florida. The hospital is also known for its excellent quality of healthcare. US News and World Report magazine has ranked Florida Hospital as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” consecutively for the past six years.
Using open source in the healthcare field is a growing trend, according to Li. A lot of proprietary Unix exists, but that solution is not meeting the needs of customers, he said.
"We see competition but not at the strategic healthcare level. Microsoft is also moving into this space," said Li.