Archive for December, 2010


This entry is part 7 of 43 in the series Words

It is said, usually by vendors, that installing an EDIS (Emergency Department Information System) will negatively impact ED efficiency for a short time, and then efficiency will increase to levels higher than before, thus: But ED Information Technology pundit Dr. Todd Taylor (emergency physician, past Speaker of the national Council of the American College of […]


Meaningful Use

This entry is part 6 of 43 in the series Words

  Meaningful Use has become a less-meaningful phrase in the USA over the past year or so, at least to those of us who work in the ED. Intentionally or no, politicians twist and deform the English language like no others. Their latest target, at least as far as Emergency Department computer systems are concerned, […]