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Brit healthcare system inks Windows 10 install pact with Microsoft

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Re: All the easier for the USA to grab by health records ...

Many clinical systems are moving to browser and have been for a while but there are big ones which will need a lot of work for that to happen - or potentially the NHS developing it's own if the private sector refuses to. Additionally moving to Libre office etc sound easy but discharge letters etc all have to be automated and Libre etc would have to be able to facilitate this.

Additionally Linux would have to up it's game in terms of managing permissions across thousands of PCs, shares etc. There's is no getting away from there and of course arguably the biggest problem - most ICT staff aren't trained in Linux as their entire careers have been spent learning MS OSes of various flavours.

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