According to good olâ€™ Merriam-Webster irony is defined as â€œthe use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaningâ€. Thatâ€™s the first thing that popped into my mind when I read the article referred to in the Tweet below from @ClinicalInnTech.
R.I. hospital’s new NICU allows for infant care delivery innovations ow.ly/dYAIaÂ PROVIDENCE, R.I.â€”Welcome to the future of…
â€” CI+T (@ClinicalInnTech) September 25, 2012
The article talks about a state-of-the-art NICU at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. The article has some great information in it and paints a great picture of some of the cool things that are being done there, but the presentation embedded in the article made me laugh.
Slide #10 shows â€œresident pediatrician Carly Guss, MD, [pushing] a workstation on wheels [W.O.W.] through the NICU hallway toward a patientâ€™s roomâ€(image below). How much paper do you think can actually fit on that W.O.W.? Itâ€™s a good thing theyâ€™re using state-of-the-art technology. Iâ€™d hate to see what it would look like if they were using antiquated technology. The full set of slides can be found on SlideShare.
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LOL! Maybe that’s the users manual.