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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ALLCAPS

This entry is part 16 of 43 in the series Words

This entry is part 16 of 43 in the series WordsI was just a few seconds ago scanning a page of possible tests in the program DocuTAP, a list of about fifty items, to enter an order for an EKG. On the list, everything is in ALL CAPS. Even though I knew the approximate location of […]

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Data Display

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Medical Computing

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Medical ComputingOne feature of most tracking systems is data display for an individual patient in the Emergency Department. In most tracking systems, we can double-click on the patient’s name, and then we see a pop-up window, populated with things that the nurses have entered and […]

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Information Design

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Medical Computing

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Medical ComputingWikipedia says: Information Design is the art and science of preparing information so that it can be used by human beings with efficiency and effectiveness. It goes on: the term has come to be used specifically for graphic design that has the purpose of […]

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