Kate, When we moved from California to Washington state, the doctors at Kaiser were very sad to see my wife go. She worked there as a medical transcriptionist, and she was the only one who could read some of the doctors' exam notes! TTFN, Grem --- Kate Gladstone <handwritingrepair@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I don't care what makes a prescription legible (good handwriting or > electronics), as long as it works. > However, hospitals that "computerized everything" 3 or 5 or 10 > years ago still call for my services - because: > > /1/ even in a "100% computerized" hospital, about 1% - 5% of stuff > still ends up handwritten: e.g., a doctor scribbles a Post-It note and > slaps it on the wall of the nurses' station, or a doctor in an > elevator scribbles on the cuff of his/her scrubs something that (say) > the Chief of Surgery says to that doctor when the Chief gets on the > elevator > > /2/ many a doctor, given a computer, will (sometimes or always) have > his/her ward clerk use it - typing things in from the doctor's > illegibly scribbled notes, thus perpetuating errors for a lifetime. > And, yes, I have seen doctors print illegibly, too! - about half the > doctors whom hospitals send to my classes actually *print* their > writing but do not do this legibly enough for decipherment by either a > human or an electronic eye. > > > > Yours for better letters, Kate Gladstone - ========================================================= To Unsubscribe: Send email to fptalk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" in the Subject field. The email that you then receive MUST be replied to per instructions to complete the process.