READYMADE VERSUS CUSTOM-MADE SOFTWARE
Nursing care software can be in two forms. Software can be custom-made with the help of a computer programmer, suited for a client with very specific software needs. Alternatively, it can be a readymade programme, manufactured for use in a wide range of healthcare settings that can be purchased from a vendor. In most cases, the readymade programme can be customised so as to fulfill the individual client's requirements.
Whether a custom-made software is developed or an off the shelf software is purchased, both must be purchased with a proper number of user licence, a maintenance contract and upgradation option as and when newer options/features become available.