Thursday, February 16, 2012

EMRs, iPods, and Saddlebags

I've heard that the size and shape of the modern hard-cover book was determined by the carrying capacity of 15th century saddle bags because after the invention of the printing press people had to carry those books far and wide on horseback, and the size and shape of the iPod was determined by the size and shape of your average front shirt pocket. This makes me wonder: what is the size and shape of the ideal electronic medical record?

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