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Turning VistA into a "real" open source project

Turning VistA into a "real" open source project

Posted Mar 24, 2011 16:44 UTC (Thu) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
In reply to: Turning VistA into a "real" open source project by bronson
Parent article: Turning VistA into a "real" open source project

Normalization doesn't work well with the medical databases. They are best represented as a hierarchic loosely-typed key-value storage (think, XML).

Trying to normalize it would get you a dumb "<id>-<name>-<value>-<parent?>" model for ALL entities. With pitiable results.


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