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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Ebola

This entry is part 37 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 37 of 43 in the series WordsLet’s suppose it is 1980. Suppose someone shows up in your ED with a fever, and a history of travel to an area with a new plague characterized by fever. The nurse has heard about this on the news, asks the patient about travel to the area, and gets […]

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iPhones

This entry is part 30 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 30 of 43 in the series WordsOn May 3, Steve Stack, Chair of the American Medical Association (and an emergency physician from Lexington, KY) gave a presentation on electronic health records (EHRs) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The paper is worth a close read. He observes that physicians […]

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PHR

This entry is part 22 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 22 of 43 in the series WordsOne of the supposed means to the great gains of electronic health records is that of the Personal Health Record (PHR). Big guns like Microsoft and Google dived into the PHR pool a few years ago (Microsoft HealthVault and Google Health), only to find that […]

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