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Going Paperless

by on March 22, 2010

As you can imagine, I have stacks and stacks of paper everwhere: medical records, forms, bills, articles, all my engineering business stuff, tax records, blah, blah, blah.

Late last year I had the idea of going paperless in the deranged effort to clear some of this clutter and hopefully make important information more accessible.

To this end, a couple of weeks ago, I began scanning all of Satomi’s medical records.  I work on it irregularly so I am only halfway done but it seems to be working.  All of the documents are converted to searchable text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software as part of the scanning process. 

Now that I am searching for any signs of nystagmus in her right gaze, all I need to do is enter “nystagmus” in the little box and hit Search. 

The word was found seven times in five documents.  I now know that in April of 2009, our Neurosurgeon noted a “nystagmus in both directions”.

This thing is just too cool.

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