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Point-and-Click

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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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Bold

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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Testing

This entry is part 41 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 41 of 43 in the series WordsThe Federal government has warped the fabric of healthcare. By giving away money. They’ve done this both to doctors’ offices and hospitals, for “meaningful use” of healthcare information technology. You get the money only if you use software that the Feds certified to meet their […]

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Bad Apple

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This entry is part 40 of 43 in the series WordsI don’t own, nor have I ever owned, any Apple products. I tell people I’m not cool enough to own anything Apple. Indeed, as I was writing this post, I just also wrote a Windows batch file; very not-cool. For a long time, I felt […]

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Glucose

This entry is part 45 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 45 of 43 in the series WordsInformation Design is the art and science (or perhaps engineering) of presenting information so it can be easily interpreted without error. Sometimes it seems that the presentation of data in electronic medical record systems is the art and science of presenting information so that it […]

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