Recently, both ComputerWorld and InformationWeek discussed McKesson’s move from AIX and Unix to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. McKesson has migrated 50 of its 70 applications to Red Hat, and plans to migrate the remainder within the next two years. As Michael Simpson, SVP/GM of Horizon Clinicals, observes, customers can save over 50 percent on their capital expense with this move, and they can reinvest these dollars into additional software that can protect patient safety such as McKesson’s Medication Safety Advantage software. This is perhaps the most compelling reason for healthcare providers and software vendors to consider providing Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a choice: cost savings on infrastructure can be reinvested in other initiatives that further improve the quality of care and patient safety.

See McKesson’s full Red Hat customer case study here.

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