Closed systems slow the pace of innovations. In a closed system, only employees of the company can contribute ideas to the corpus of work available to users. More IT vendors are beginning to recognize the value of Open systems. They know that only through collaboration and working together can we bring the best, most creative solutions to life. (For more thoughts on the value of Open, read Open is the new black.) My reaction to the news that another healthcare IT vendor is Open? I HOPE SO. It’s good for all of us. So what do I mean by Open? Open companies offer a toolkit that enables programmers (who don’t work for the company) to read and write data into and out of the database. The system’s business rules and security still govern all of those actions. That toolkit enables […]