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LinuxMedNews: How Medical Record Software Could be Better

Jan 19, 2006, 00:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Lord)

[ Thanks to I. Valdes for this link. ]

"I write medical software. When I talk to people and they inevitably ask what I do, that's what I say. When I say this, a look comes across their face. They make some assumptions that on the surface would appear to be very sound. Assumptions: Medical Software means cutting edge. It means that what I do affects life and death situations. They believe working in this field requires education, experience, and an understanding of two completely different fields, computers and medicine. The Medical Software field is big, scary and has important medical procedures and tests and anyone who understands it must be smarter than the average person. Unfortunately almost none of this is true..."

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