I must admit. I love the feeling of being proven right. Granted, it appeals to my egotistic streak. (which despite my attempts to suppress it, my wife remains keenly annoyed by).
A few weeks ago, at TEPR, I did my regular talk the Health of the Source, which is basically an update on the whole FOSS Health IT industry. In that talk I mentioned that OpenMRS, along with WorldVistA and ClearHealth, was a top EHR project.
Now, OpenMRS is covered by BBC News. I only wish that the article would also acknowledge that this kind of success is only possible because OpenMRS uses a license that respects the freedom of its users.
However, Doc Searls get it. He has heavily quoted my last post while discussing his recent experience with the medical system. He titled his post: the patient as the platform. The great thing is, when Doc talks about things other people do to.
It does feel good to have people say nice things about me… but I hope this also might represent a tide turning towards awareness of the implications of software licensing in medicine.
I can hope.