Anti-Data Pixels

This entry is part 29 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 29 of 43 in the series WordsLess is More —Mies van der Rohe In high school English class, many of my generation were forced to study a book about writing known as “Strunk and White.” Compared to many other books we were forced to read, it had many advantages. It was […]

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This entry is part 19 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 19 of 43 in the series WordsFaced with a long dinner menu, it’s hard to decide what to order. (Even with a medium-sized menu, my wife always says “You go ahead and order, I haven’t decided yet.” But that’s extreme.) It’s not just an urban legend. There are scientific studies that […]

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Cognitive Friction

This entry is part 12 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 12 of 43 in the series WordsThe Whorf-Sapir hypothesis says that our language shapes how we think. It’s been moderately debunked in recent decades, but it’s likely true, at least in small part. And one of those small parts is when someone coins a new word that encapsulates a new idea. […]

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Scribes

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Charting

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Charting“This job would be great if I didn’t have to chart.” Physicians say this all the time. One way to not have to chart (much) is to work with a Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) team. Although the National Disaster Medical System now has […]

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“Wrong Patient”

This entry is part 11 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 11 of 43 in the series WordsUpdates, December 2014, October 2016: short addenda at end. Speaking of “Bad Design Killing” a big part of the discussion at the ACEP Informatics Section meeting in San Francisco this month was about one particular usability problem with CPOE: entering orders on the wrong patient. […]

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