If you don’t follow the Gomer Blog, then you’re missing out. For those not familiar with it, it’s basically the “Onion” of healthcare. It can sometimes whiff a little on the humor, but when they hit they hit it out of the park.
This was how I felt with their recent post called “Epic announces new “Jesus Take the Wheel” feature”. Here’s an excerpt of the parody article:
Epic has been developing the feature for the past year in collaboration with several religiously affiliated client hospital systems. Dr. Anthony Henry, MD, a hospitalist at St. Otto Hospital, was a consultant on the project. “There are cases when I want to throw my hands in the air and leave everything up to a higher power,” he said. “What we have developed is the opportunity to refer to the ultimate second opinion.”
The technological side of the development process was not without challenges. “Developing an interface with Heaven was arduous,” Ms. Mulligan explained. “Our Aramaic translation algorithm needed some brushing up.” She described conference calls that stretched on into eternity with frequent interruptions on Jesus’ side due to more pressing matters, like answering the prayers of professional athletes. There was also the difficulty of persuading skeptics, many of whom remained unconvinced in the project’s potential until testing began. Dr. Henry recounted the first successful JTW test: “Watching those orders place themselves, notes appear out of nowhere. It was truly miraculous.”
Take a minute and read the whole article to learn about the other “Divine Interfaces” they’re creating. Good stuff!