Regarding unregulated, unvetted information technology installed in acute care environments such as ED's, that slows physicians down and increases risk, this video is perhaps typical of the cavalier attitudes of hospital executives and IT hyper-enthusiasts.
I have personally observed potentially serious malfunctions involving allergy lists and med lists exhibited by particular system, in fact.
Click the image below to play the video. Have nausea bag nearby:
|Click on this image or here to see a charmingly disgusting song & dance.|
ED's are all about dancing:
|If you change your mind, I'm the first in line|
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Note the (not so subliminal) message shown by the nurses and their dollar-sign glasses in the video ... higher billing ... more revenue:
|Money, money, money - Must be funny - In the rich man's world ... I see dollar signs everywhere!!|
Yes, ED's are just filled with fun and laughter and dancing while doctors and nurses toil with distracting EHRs ... to rake in more dough, which makes it all OK, right?
I note that ED's are places where people are regularly brought in with major traumas and in fact regularly die; they are the most serious of environments.
This video advertisement is absolutely tasteless on its face.
I've downloaded a copy of this video, in case it disappears off YouTube. Such things are known to happen in the health IT world.
For similar tastelessness direct from HHS, see my May 2012 post "ONC's 'Health Data Palooza' - A Title of Exceptionally Bad Taste."
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