Why Doctors Make Great Object-Oriented Software Designers | FastCo Labs

Ciara Byrne:

The pair decided to start a company to tackle the problem [e.g.—lack of modern software tools for doctors] and immediately hit an impasse: What doctors actually do all day can be exceedingly complex, making the process of spec’ing an app nearly impossible.

This is one of many reasons why current generation electronic medical records are so terrible.

The article goes on to detail a company called Modernizing Medicine that is solving this problem by using physicians to actually code new electronic tools for physicians. They also discuss how the company is aggregating their data to turn “every private practice in the United States [into] a lab.” Really fascinating.