July 2014

Last week’s post looked at the patient information component. This week I want to look at the electronic health record. EHR systems are offered as being both clinical care support systems and replacements for the paper chart, which are two very different things. Paper charts have non-clinical uses, and those aspects must be supported by […]


We gain understanding by asking good questions.  Questions about even the most common, mundane things can yield wisdom and point the way to important discoveries.   According to William Stukeley, Isaac Newton began his research into gravity because he wondered why apples always fell down and never sideways or up (1).  How many people had seen […]

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 Creating software is hard.  The entire process, from deciding that a piece of software is needed to implementation, requires analysis and problem-solving–every step.   I was reminded of this reality anew when I began the latest round of coding for my seemingly mythical startup.    There are so many decisions to make that affect the final product, […]