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Epic

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:50 pm

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/20/busi ... d=29846093
Epic Systems is a health care services provider with $2.7 billion in annual revenue. Its mathematician chief executive, Judy Faulkner, is a billionaire recluse who hosts P.T. Barnum-esque gatherings for clients. Those clients — big hospitals and health systems around the United States and more than a dozen overseas markets — are served by customer-service representatives known as BFFs. Every month, employees are compelled to gather in a subterranean chamber for two-and-a-half-hour staff meetings that have been likened to a megachurch experience. Workers are discouraged from ordering business materials on Amazon or living more than 45 minutes away from the office, in order to shorten commutes and keep Epic’s wealth in the local economy.

Epic’s software is ubiquitous in doctors’ offices and operating rooms, and companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet regularly hoover up its young engineers. Yet most people outside of the Madison environs, I’d be confident to say, have never heard of the company.
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Epic has destroyed modern medicine. The CEO is delusional about the "many, many, many lives" Epic has saved. What Epic has done is burn out "many many many" health care providers, making us hate the practice of medicine and our sacred calling.

Your reporter should have talked to a doc when she went to that clinic. This article glosses over the fact that those of us with medical training who have been forced to become overpaid data entry clerks by Epic utterly despise Epic, despise the company, and want to vomit when we hear about the huge stacks of money Epic has made monetizing our personal time when we work nights and weekend, not to save lives, but to "catch up on our Epic".

It surprises me not one bit that the founder learned Fortran in a week in the 70s, since she and her company have clearly learned nothing about usability or well-designed computer interfaces.

Well, back to Epic. I'm 30 notes behind.
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Re: Epic

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:11 pm

Sounds like he's back-sassing.
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Re: Epic

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:33 pm

... served by customer-service representatives known as BFFs. ...
Big fat fucks? :?
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Re: Epic

Post by Boss Paul » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:34 pm

Ain't got his mind right.
Get the wax outta your ears!

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Re: Epic

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:14 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:33 pm
... served by customer-service representatives known as BFFs. ...
Big fat fucks? :?
BFF was something the kids were using a few years ago. "Best Friend Forever".

"Cindy is my BFF" :roll:

Cute for Teh Kids, not so cute for a company. Or perhaps I should say "too cute".
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Re: Epic

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:24 pm

I just figured it was BUFFs without the U. :lmao:
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Post by Pyrrho » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:46 am


The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Post by Pyrrho » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:48 am


The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Post by Doctor X » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:58 am

WHAT IF THE HYDROGEN OF THE ADENOSINE IS ENTANGLED WITH THE HYDROXIDE OF THE TYROSINE PYRRHO?!!1!!!

YOU HAVE NO ANSWER?!!!

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Re: Epic

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:02 am

Someone's on it:

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Re: Epic

Post by sparks » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:03 pm

"And waiter, bring some round water this time. Not that square shit you brought last time."
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Re: Epic

Post by Bruce » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:32 pm

Water is weird stuff.

Pure water has a neutral chage, so it shouldn't be influenced by static electricity. Have you ever run a comb through your hair and held it close to a thin steam of water from the faucet? The stream will move toward the comb.

That shouldn't happen.

Unexplained, therefore comb fairies are real.
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Re: Epic

Post by Bruce » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:34 pm

Don't you dare hate on comb fairies, or else I'll build a giant comb and divert a river toward your house!
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Re: Epic

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:59 pm

Who here remembers "polywater"? :oldman:

It was supposed to change everything. :notsure:
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Re: Epic

Post by sparks » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:05 am

Bruce wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:32 pm
Water is weird stuff.

Pure water has a neutral chage, so it shouldn't be influenced by static electricity. Have you ever run a comb through your hair and held it close to a thin steam of water from the faucet? The stream will move toward the comb.

That shouldn't happen.

Unexplained, therefore comb fairies are real.
Bullshit chemist! Water is a dipolar molecule you asswipe.
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Re: Epic

Post by Witness » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:24 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:59 pm
Who here remembers "polywater"? :oldman:

It was supposed to change everything. :notsure:
Vaguely. Late seventies, early eighties? I remember some Russians "polymerized" water in capillary tubes, it's that? :?

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Re: Epic

Post by Bruce » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:47 am

sparks wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:05 am
Bruce wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:32 pm
Water is weird stuff.

Pure water has a neutral chage, so it shouldn't be influenced by static electricity. Have you ever run a comb through your hair and held it close to a thin steam of water from the faucet? The stream will move toward the comb.

That shouldn't happen.

Unexplained, therefore comb fairies are real.
Bullshit chemist! Water is a dipolar molecule you asswipe.
It has a dipolar moment, but the overall charge is neutral.

Were talking 100% pure water though, which us nearly impossible in reality. Very easy for water to lose or gain a proton once something dissolves into it. Lots of water soluble rocks on this planet.
Such potential!

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Re: Epic

Post by Bruce » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:50 am

Witness wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:24 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:59 pm
Who here remembers "polywater"? :oldman:

It was supposed to change everything. :notsure:
Vaguely. Late seventies, early eighties? I remember some Russians "polymerized" water in capillary tubes, it's that? :?
Russians have lots of polymerized water. It's called ice, and you don't need capillary tubes to make it, but it won't hurt.
Such potential!

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Re: Epic

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:58 am

Witness wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:24 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:59 pm
Who here remembers "polywater"? :oldman:

It was supposed to change everything. :notsure:
Vaguely. Late seventies, early eighties? I remember some Russians "polymerized" water in capillary tubes, it's that? :?
Turned out there were impurities in the tubes. 8)
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Re: Epic

Post by Witness » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:26 am

Bruce wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:50 am
Russians have lots of polymerized water. It's called ice, and you don't need capillary tubes to make it, but it won't hurt.
See, comrade, if we can polymerize vodka, the little water, then we can make real popsicles. ☭