Monday, January 3, 2011

The Only Thing I Enjoy at the VA

The only thing I enjoy about working at the Durham VA is interacting with these hilarious robots. (They perform a job carried out by human "pharmacy techs" at most hospitals--that is, delivering medications from the pharmacy to the wards, where the patients are.)

It's almost like working at the hospital of the future...or, the hospital of some dystopian future, where there are mildly recalcitrant electronic helpers; a computer system whose glitches make order-entry feel like two-steps-forward, one-step-back; and a cadre of nurses/ancillary staff who are well-acquainted with the business-end of a pack of Virginia Slims.

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