SPOTLIGHT: Can open source save your life?

Can open source save your life?
Well, that headline really throws down the gauntlet, but there just might be something to it. A former ER doctor has come up with something called Medsphere, built around the VA's VistA (see Editor's Corner), to make electronic health records more accessible. The goal (and it no longer sounds so far-fetched) is to build a National Health Care Information Infrastructure based on open standards. Blog