OSCAR’s success is a great example of the high success rates of open source projects in health information systems. Open source licensing promotes safer, more effective health information systems at lower costs (ref).
Like so many open source projects, one of the special features of OSCAR is the community. OSCAR BC is harnessing the passion and daily experience of users to direct future development. The funds being collected are used to gather BC user input to direct and prioritize future OSCAR-related projects