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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Bad Apple

This entry is part 40 of 43 in the series Words

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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Icon

This entry is part 26 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 26 of 43 in the series WordsIn Icons, Pedagogic Vectors, Forms Design and Posture we briefly discussed icon design. (Icons, in this context, meaning the sketch-pictures on buttons that you can click.) The bottom line was that it’s hard to learn and remember what icons stand for. In Performance, Data Pixels, […]

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Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This entry is part 27 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 27 of 43 in the series WordsI work at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. UPMC has prioritized IT, and compared with many other academic medical centers, the IT department is fairly well-funded and well-staffed. The central IT umbrella spreads wide, including 16 major hospitals and numerous other facilities. UPMC uses […]

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