How Arbor Day Interferes with an EHR

I know that conventional wisdom is that an Electronic Health Record will be good for trees. But, I am finding the two to be incompatible. At our Affinity clinics we have an authentication system on our exam room PCs that uses the physician/nurse fingerprint to log them in. It also uses an ultrasonic detector to lock the PC when they walk away. It is a pretty cool system.

One of our doctors planted several trees on Arbor Day weekend. When he returned to work on Monday the system would no longer recognize his fingerprints. Apparently he had roughed up his hands too badly. We put him on a prescription of liberal doses of hand cream. That seemed to fix things after a day or two.

One thought on “How Arbor Day Interferes with an EHR

  1. Where’s the link to the ultrasonic detector? I’ve been trying to get a fingerprint system to do this. That’s why I love the facial recognition software better.

    By the way, I loved the story of the tree killing the fingerprint. Is that a condition of employment now? He must wear gloves when doing yard work?

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