Reply to post: Re: OMFG. Hardware mfg of medical equipment issues *patches*

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Re: OMFG. Hardware mfg of medical equipment issues *patches*

"Unlike apparently every NHS supplier of large type kit, like CT and MRI scanners, who seem to run XP and can't be bothered."

Every NHS hospital I've visited in the last decade or so seems to have outsourced the potentially profitable parts of routine "imaging services" (CT, MRI, etc). Are the outsourced versions any better or is it just yet another way of removing taxpayers money from the health service and putting it into the pockets of US-style bureaucrats and shareholders?

Aside: kit like this where a Windows PC is an essential (if inappropriate) part of the setup should in theory be using Windows Embedded flavours of Windows (the x86 ones, not the WinCE derivatives)..

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