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Point-and-Click

This entry is part 43 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 43 of 43 in the series WordsA point-and-click electronic medical record (EMR) can be very fast, at least for simple, uncomplicated cases. However, some point-and-click EMRs try to convert the information from clicked checkboxes into English. The results, just like the corrections applied by a word processor spellchecker, or the misrecognition […]

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This entry is part 42 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 42 of 43 in the series WordsSometimes usability is just typography. Or perhaps common sense. Look at the following demographic section at the top of a LabCorp lab report. (Yes, I like to name names. It’s OK: truth is an absolute defense against claims of slander.) Imagine you’re working in a […]

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