While catching up on reading last weekend I came across this in a medical journal:
"The goal of the project is to supply an interactive system that translates vast amounts of data and scientific literature into insights that professionals can consult to inform their treatment decisions.
"A database, in this case big data, provides the foundation for the potential to use state-of-the-art analytics to generate truly actionable insights."
WTF does that mean?
This is the problem with modern buzzword bullshit. It is, like Macbeth said, "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." Yet, medical journals are full of similar crap that tells you zilch.
EHR today is the same way. 5-page notes that automatically fill in what medications someone is on, what their allergies are, what their blood pressure is... yet only rarely do you find anything comprehensible telling you what the physician's impression and plan are- WHICH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE NOTE. Usually it's hidden in the ICD numeric codes, and oftentimes the "plan" says something like "see orders database." Which doesn't help me at all.
Quantity has replaced quality in medical writing, and the problem shows no sign of getting better.
The above collection of horseshit, BTW, was from an article about epilepsy treatment.