Why in our world of expensive commercial software would the free offering be superior and preferred?
It might surprise you, but it is not just about cost, although cost plays an important role.
Free has been used as a competitive deferrentiator for many years. Free makes people work harder and smarter and focus on the most important bits. Free drives innovation and adoption. Large numbers of more active and involved users drive rapid enhancements and technological advancement.
The technologies that underpin the Internet were made freely available, attracted large user bases, spawned rapid user-led and user-inspired enhancements, and the end result has been transformative to global society.
OSCAR is a freely licensed EMR. It is also the most compelling and competative offering on the market in Canada today.
Pound for pound, feature for feature, you can do no better. OSCAR is as good, if not better, than every single commercial offering in Canada, and it doesn't cost a dime.
Large numbers of doctors across Canada use OSCAR every day. These same doctors continually improve OSCAR by making suggestions and contributing energy and effort to ensure OSCAR remains the best EMR.
Just like the Internet itself, OSCAR is improved everyday by its users, and that is why free is better.