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Listening to RNZ's interview with Ms Goodyear-Smith re health system inequities. She rightly praises Pharmac... and I can't help but wonder how much drugs cost the system vs. software (diagnostic, admin, management, data, etc.) & why we aren't procuring software in a similar way and *creating generics* (via open source software) that leverages the scale of our national system. Rather than the piecemeal, divided & conquered we have now with proprietary sw benefiting corpations, not people..

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