Open Source, Distributed IS Development: A Study of the Development and Implementation of a Hospital Information System in India
Open-Source software has become increasingly more common in IT-organisations. Despite this the focus of studies on open-source has largely been focused on large system software. In our thesis we have worked on a software development project in Shimla, India, to create a hospital management system for the district hospitals in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Through our studies we have looked at the challenges of developing and implementing an open-source IS system in low-resource environment. Our results show that such an undertaking can be successful, but that distributed development poses a lot of challenges, and that the use of open-source software, while free, still necessitates a lot of work and close communication with the community.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutt for datateknikk og informasjonsvitenskap , 2011. , 116 p.
ntnudaim:6021, MTDT datateknikk, Program- og informasjonssystemer
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:no:ntnu:diva-14135Local ID: ntnudaim:6021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ntnu-14135DiVA: diva2:447285
Monteiro, Eric, Professor