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Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

The Problem With Electronic Medical Records

One of the nice things about having a blog is that, even though this is a photography blog, I can write about whatever I want to.  And every so often I find something non-photographic to post.  Today is one of those days. 

As some readers of this blog may know, in my other non-photography life I am actually a doctor.  That's what I do when I'm not photographing.  So trust me when I tell you that (and this has nothing to do with politics, just fact):

  • the electronic health record (in its present form) detracts from patient care and 
  • that these guys have it right..... the issues they bring up are spot on

Oh, and it's quite funny, probably funnier if you are in the medical profession as well.

And here is another 30 second one that is sure to bring a smile.

As it turns out they are actually ads for Athena Health.  I'm not supporting any product and know little of the product being advertised.  Its just that the ads are so good.  Too good not to share. And the issues they bring up are real.

by Howard G

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