[GLLUG] Comments please

John Hearns hearnsj at gmail.com
Mon Jul 24 04:29:45 UTC 2023

> You just need an indexing system that is
> versatile enough to work with the idea that some people are going to
> have multiple entries, and in an ideal world they would eventually all
> get merged, but life isn't like that.
My first job in London was working on an early radiology PACS system at the
(Picture Archiving and Communications System) It used Macs and a dedicated
broadband network.
My job - to go through the images from the prototype/testing phase and sort
out duplicates and mis-labelled X-rays.

> I would start by identifying every data set you need as a healthcare
> provider, e.g. patient personal data, appointment data, pharmaceutical
> inventory, stock control, staff records, and so on, and  create a set of
> minimum requirements that would go on to create a common API definition.
For radiology that is DICOM

On Sun, 23 Jul 2023 at 22:34, Alex Macfie via GLLUG <
gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:

> On Sun, 23 Jul 2023 at 13:28, Christopher Hunter via GLLUG <
> gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>> On 22/07/2023 22:32, Andy Smith via GLLUG wrote:
>> However, if we get a Conservative government, things are likely to
>> markedly change.   Sunak and much of his cabinet are probably going to
>> be replaced before the election (since they see this as the only chance
>> of winning).  Their replacement cabinet will certainly be open to the
>> possibility of a change from the MS brokenware that government has
>> suffered for years, and the idea of reduced licencing costs will be
>> appealing in the straightened times we're likely to have to endure.
> At the risk of getting deep into politics, this is absolute nonsense.
> There have already been two changes of leader in the current Parliament.
> The Tories are not going to risk a third one, as it would only make them
> look even more of a joke than they are already. If there were to be a new
> leader, they would be another rich and out of touch right-winger who would
> have absolutely no interest in things like open source. It's something
> that's absolutely antipathetic to Tory ideology, which is that everything
> should be owned, preferably by Tory donors. In the unlikely event of the
> the Tories winning the next election, the resulting government, whether led
> by Sunak or A N Other, will be more of the same. The party would not be
> minded to replace someone who has just won them a general election against
> the odds.
> Tories don't genuinely care about reducing costs. They seem happy to
> divert public money to dodgy PPE contracts for companies run by their
> donors and friends. The Tory ideology is one of redistributionism — from
> ordinary people to the super-rich. This means they hate the idea of "free
> software" as it means there are no licence fees that they can give to their
> friends.
> Alex
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