Saturday, May 2, 2009

EMR is the Horseless Carriage of the New Millenium

Dear Blog Readers,

I am stuck on a train. The engine has stopped working. In times of crisis and/or intense boredom my thoughts naturally turn to electronic medical records. I dedicate the following unfounded and under-researched article to all the EMR-skeptics out there (you know who you are).

Presenting,

E.M.R. is the Horseless Carriage of the New Millenium, or
GOOD IDEAS PEOPLE* THOUGHT WERE BAD
UNTIL THEY REALIZED THAT THEY WERE GOOD
*In some instances, "people" may, in fact, mean only me.
  • Horseless carriages or, as we now call them, cars. Yes, hopefully you saw this coming from the title.
  • The American Revolution. I think of IO Practiceware as the rebel army and myself as General George Washington. The British correlative is, um, paper charts.
  • Rihanna's mullet-esque haircut. I was destroyed by it at first, but now I see its many merits.
  • Bikini waxes. Like EMR because momentary burning sensation precedes lasting silky smoothness.
  • Telling my sister Santa doesn't exist.
  • Shuffleboard. I have no evidentiary basis for saying this, but if you've seen the sport played I'm sure you'd agree that early on someone must have been skeptical about its potential for widespread appeal. But how wrong they were.
  • Indigo-colored nail polish. I have received many compliments and I don't believe them to be disingenuous.
  • The internet. Right?
  • Baby carrots.
And to round things out, here are a few
BAD IDEAS PEOPLE* THOUGHT WERE GOOD
UNTIL THEY REALIZED THAT THEY WERE BAD
*Same rules apply.
Sincerely,
FR

7 comments:

  1. I liked clear Coke. It was no TAB, that's for sure, but on the other hand, it was no Clearly Canadian. Rethink your premises!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Dr. Marcus BlonskyMay 4, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    I think its a little flippant to talk about Bikini waxes at a time like this.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Dr. Layla MacLeashMay 5, 2009 at 5:13 PM

    Don't knock bikini waxes Marcus. Trust me, you don't want to go there.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dr. Layla MacLeashMay 11, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Hey blog administrator,

    Not sure I'd list younger men as a "bad thing." They just need to be part of a balanced diet.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Dr. Marcus BlonskyMay 19, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Please Layla,

    Lets not go there.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Dr. Harry von HeimlichAugust 28, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Sorry, baby carrots remain a terrible idea. It remains to be seen which category IO Practiceware will fall into.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Nothing could be more true than this statement...it is the best advancement in this era.

    ReplyDelete