Paper Resistance Education Program Infographic

It seems like infographics are all the rage these days. I have to admit that I’m generally enticed to look at an infographic when one is made available. Thus was the case when Practice Fusion posted this infographic which invites doctors and patients to “Just Say No” to Paper.

Some really interesting numbers to consider. The number that hit me the most was kind of hidden, but says:

7,000 people die each year from bad handwriting

I’d be interested to know how the study they reference calculated that number, but it certainly caught my attention.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

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  • “7,000 people die each year from bad handwriting.”

    Imagine how many fingers are lost to paper cuts.

  • Thanks for the shout-out! The 7,000 statistic comes from a 2006 study by the Institute of Medicine. You can read the TIME magazine article about their study here

    Practice Fusion

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