Open source? Proprietary? Both? Readers reveal which innovation tactics they take. For our Focus on Innovation in September we tapped into a matter of some debate among health IT developers: Whether to pursue an open source style when building new software, la Android, take Apples more proprietary tack or pick the best of both?We asked readers which innovation strategy they embrace and, it turns out, theres an even split on favoring an Android-style approach and a combination of both at 39.2 percent each. Of the 102 anonymous respondents, 17.6 percent opted for Apple’s “walled garden” tactic, on the grounds that they themselves prefer to be proprietary.

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