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An ocean of noise

Hello Prospective Employer

I hate bad UX

As a physician I get to experience a tsunami of bad design and bad UX every day. The litany is pretty long. The current EHR I use has a fixed width and height textbox for the HPI regardless of the window size. Sometimes I shake my head imagining a day when 4K monitors are common and GE Centricity makes you type into a textbox the size of a postage stamp in the middle of your screen.

If you arrived here because I sent you a resumé all you really need to know is that there are very few things that I am passionate about, but ridding the world of frustrating and insulting software designs is one of them. What I have witnessed as a modern physician is best summed up by the opening stanza of Howl by Allen Ginsberg.

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked

Software is distilled potential. I can’t stand when it doesn’t live up to it.

Oh yeah, I’m also passionate about clear code that is easy to understand and well tested. I’m an excellent communicator in the written and spoken word and I get along great in a team environment.

I’m looking for remote work on a project or product that will make patient’s or provider’s lives easier. I really believe that it is possible for medical software to delight, I’ve just never seen it done before. Let’s do it!