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by adgrooms on April 12, 2019

“Just log into your patient portal to see your blood test results in a few days” said the front desk lady, answering my question, as she hurried me out the door. I looked back down the hall and said bye to my doc as he hurriedly typed on his little laptop. I wondered what else he could be inputting at such a furious pace...Is he still typing about my appointment? Another patient? Billing? ...

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by jantzl on April 11, 2019

The people working on the frontlines of healthcare have been raising issues about EHRs for frankly too many years now. A great multi-part article (which is an excerpt from a great book) from 2015 ...

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by adgrooms on April 10, 2019

I took a long break from going to the doctor. Not really by choice, but I spent my 20’s and part of my 30’s as an uninsured, usually broke musician. My health care experience 20 years ago was probably a little different than most people as my grandfather was my Primary Care Provider.

If I were sick, it was either a quick trip down the road to his house or stop by the urgent care clinic ...

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by jantzl on April 9, 2019

There has been much said about how programmers and the software industry have done medicine wrong, particularly with the alert-laden, click-hampered, non-interoperable EHR systems (Don't get me started on EMRs. That will be another rant on another day.).

That sounds funny, but I don't, at all, take it lightly. It makes me mad as hell.

It's not a clear-cut issue but as a software ...

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by adgrooms on April 6, 2019

Have you ever considered throwing your computer out of the window because you feel like it’s wasting your time? It’s probably not the computer’s fault, so you can rule out that action. You probably have poorly designed software.

Why do we use technology? Is it because it makes our life easier and more efficient? Most of the time it does, but there is some variance in quality and attention ...

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