I came across this interesting article at Time website saying that doctors' sloppy handwriting kills more than 7,000 people annually.
I dunno where did this stereotype come from, because not all doctors have bad handwriting, you know~ Or at least, mine's not =p
And to overcome this problem, they said they will launch a program to enable all doctors in the U.S. to write electronic prescriptions for free. It's called the National e-prescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI).
But the funny thing is that, there is a reason why most doctors are opting for pens and prescription pads instead of prescribing electronically in the first place!
I personally think doctors who are computer illiterate already outnumbered doctors whose handwriting is unreadable nowadays. And yet they still want to give some hi-tech device as a substitute for prescription pads ;p
But maybe this only happens to the old-school doctors. Young doctors and medical students nowadays are all experts on facebook and stuffs.. hehe
But what do i care.. I wanna be a surgeon (^_~) amiin