Doctor’s Corner: Introducing The Blurbomatic!

April 26th, 2011 § Comments Off on Doctor’s Corner: Introducing The Blurbomatic! § permalink


Doctor’s Corner

Electronic Medical Record systems generally are terrible. Admirably intended to render doctors’ notes legible and keep records around for a while, these systems mostly slow rather than accelerate or streamline a doctor’s work.  By consuming extra, precious time, these systems can get in the way of caring for a patient.

We’ve made a little gadget in our engineering lab that may help.  It’s called the Blurbomatic.  It’s designed to hold the blurbs that doctors write over and over and over again in Electronic Medical Record systems, so that physicians can spend less time writing and more time taking care of patients. The Blurbomatic is also a good tool for students learning how to diagnose and treat medical problems.

Right now the blurbs are all about urology, but we’d like more doctors to contribute.  If you’re an interested medical professional, please check out the site, where you’ll find instructions on how to join and add blurbs.  Even if you’re not an editor, you can still use the blurbs in your notes, and if you sign up, you may comment on existing blurbs.


March 12th, 2011 § 4 comments § permalink

If you read Maledoc between about noon and 3 pm CST, you may have noticed a truly schizophrenic array of looks.  That was me, updating the blog.  I’ve tried a number of experiments now, and have settled on this clean, reader-friendly WordPress theme.  If you’re curious, it’s Oulipo by Andrea Mignolo.

I also uploaded a plug-in for the iPad, which should make reading on that device even easier.  I’ve had an iPhone/iPod touch-based theme for a while that automagically appears if you happen to be reading Maledoc on one of those, and this new plug-in adds that goodness for the iPad.

IPad theme

Let me know what you think of Maledoc’s new look. It is, after all, designed for you.

New Nuts and Bolts

June 3rd, 2010 § Comments Off on New Nuts and Bolts § permalink

Hi Everybody,

I’ve been doing some updates to the blog, and now have a new look if you’re reading this on an iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Blackberry or other web enabled mobile device.  Check it out: