Risk: Multisourcing & Substitution

Multiple Sources and the IMR

  Vendor A   Vendor B
* Web Browser Client Gave Us --> Same
* Industry Standard Database Same
* Standards Based "Middleware" Same
* Intranet Foundations Same
* Medical Data Standards (HL7, etc) Same

Important Slide! Standards enable multiple sources. Having multiple sources reduces the risks of relying upon a single vendor, and it allows vendors to concentrate on adding unique value. Everyone can win.

Internet Medical Records - Clinical
IMR Glossary Last revised: 16 Mar 2002
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John Faughnan.