Friday, January 23, 2009

Customizing a Closed System

One of the challenges that all professionals face, is the decision to customize ones environment, to tailor your technology specifically to your own needs.

It is not uncommon to be faced, on occasion, with a situation whereas you need the ability to do something special. Perhaps, for example, you have a particularly useful application on your mobile device and you would like it integrated into your EMR.

In the world of closed systems, your problem is immense.

Even if you are willing to significantly pay for your application to be integrated, you may find that you are out of luck because the effort to deliver your custom solution may not met the needs nor the strategic direction of the corporation behind your closed system.

Barriers such have these have become so commonplace in our everyday lives, that we tend to just accept that we can't get what we want, and even when we are willing to pay, sometimes it is impossible to get what we need.

OSCAR is different. As a fully open platform, it is your it change, to enhance, to modify, and to customize.

Of course, you don't have to and may never need to make changes to your OSCAR installation. As a mature platform, OSCAR is ready to use, straight out of the box. But, it's nice to know that you can.

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