Here's One Way the Government's Making Medicine Worse in America
June 21, 2012
I had to go to the doctor today. The reason’s not important. Here’s what is: It took my doctor 10 minutes to describe my symptoms into a government-mandated voice recognition system. In the old days, the doctor took notes. Now, he has to recite his observations into a Mad Men-era dictaphone. “Male, age 48, blood pressure one-twenty-one over seventy-three . . . " The damn machine (government medical technology) couldn’t understand half the doctor’s words.