As the medical director of a hospital, my job is not to cure disease and save lives. My job is to create an environment where other doctors can cure disease and...
For those of you who are new to electronic medical records, you will be learning a new language used by physicians who use electronic medical records. This quick guide will help you translate into English:
When the physician says: The physician means:
@*#$(^*@ Would you be so kind as to help me route this encounter?
*$@!!($##* I find the communication management function to be satisfyingly easy to use.
)#@@**&! Pardon me but could you please assist me in unburdening my inbasket with several of these fascinating communications?
*@##@#!! I woke up last night and was unable to fall back to sleep since I was giddy with excitement looking forward to come in to work and use the electronic medical record this morning.
*#^%@*$$ So sorry, but I appear to have used excessive force on my return button; could I impose upon you to replace my keyboard?
/#**!!@*! The beautifully flowing prose that I am able to now create using the electronic medical record is like poetry and brings tears to my eyes every time I read my own progress notes.
#!**@#!?$ While I was working on my SmartPhrases, my coffee mug has inexplicably been found to be protruding from my monitor screen.
&%@#!*!!# My computer seems to have fallen out of my window; might you obtain a new one for me?
!*#@!&^!** I dearly love this new system and I am so appreciative that I no longer have to dictate my letters.
October 27, 2016