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Ubuntu 'weaponised' to cure NHS of its addiction to Microsoft Windows

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Re: Well, might be better than windows. But not much cheaper

Depends how you look at it. Auditing a bad electronic system is still possible, even the best paper systems have dreadful audits and are far more likely to suffer from being lost, misfiling or being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Health record departments are huge, typically one of the largest in each trust/board and moving that paper costs a hell of a lot more than people realise. My own health records department has 250 full time staff out for a trust of 6000 total.

All those staff do is organise, move paper record and deal with requests for record from the public/police. Whilst we're becoming far more electronic over time we'll still have hundreds of KM of shelving to look after for years.

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