Apparently, the hospital used to have spell-check on the computer system we use for writing notes in patients’ charts. Since I never had it, I don’t mind having to rely on my brain to remember how to spell “hyperlipidemia” or “cholecystectomy,” though I’ll bet there’s a little muscle memory involved there. My fingers know how to type out some crazy stuff.
On my phone, however, the autocorrect feature comes up with all the crazy. Reading this piece by James Gleik in the New York Times Sunday Review had me laughing out loud. I really hope autocorrect doesn’t come to hospital programs. While I’m sure it could lead to some serious giggles, it could also lead to some seriously uncool mistakes.
Do you have spell-check at work? What do you think of autocorrect?