Second, letting the marketplace shape usability assumes that clinicians are the target users. So EHRs will be just as good as the product quality metrics they’re designed to catch; technology can’t overcome fundamental measurement difficulties. We measure a lot of things that have no value to patients, while much of what patients do value, including our interest, remains unmeasurable. Why, Wachter asks, perform we do nothing identical in health care? In a moving passage, Wachter speaks with a renowned surgeon who once spent his evenings before surgery reading his notes on another day’s patients.Her best ever food was the one she had just finished. She did not want to waste a single second, as was reflected in a hilarious essay she submitted to the brand new York Moments upon turning 75. It had been rejected; but it is roofed, in its world premiere, below. My wife got the theory to plant a dogwood tree at the top of the beautiful Vermont hill where we’d sprinkled my mother’s ashes. Yesterday, my family gathered under cloudy skies for the ceremony. One of my two sons sang a lovely song he had composed using the lyrics of a poem known as Growing that my mother wrote when my three sisters and I had been little.