They are noisy and constantly interrupt others, plus they can sow chaos at home or in time care. Related StoriesWhy perform we rest? An interview with Professor WisdenUnderstanding the sources of sudden loss of life in epilepsy: an interview with Professor Sanjay SisodiyaStudy links antibiotic use during childhood to weight gainStimulant drugs are increasingly prescribed for younger children, although the FDA has not approved them for kids under age 6. The first large, controlled trial of methylphenidate in kids ages 3 to 5 5 found the medication was not quite as effectual as it really is in school-age children.So why focus on meaningful use rather than interoperability? Some generous explanations: As Blumenthal notes, there can be no interoperability without operability. Patient personal privacy is usually another salient concern, especially given the raising frequency of cyberattacks. Finally, the technical complexity of establishing specifications is challenging. As Koppel explains, something ostensibly simple even, such as for example blood-pressure measurement, can get dropped in translation because of the modifiers accompanying the amounts: standing, seated, preinjection, labile, noncompliant. So imagine a common vocabulary for MRI reviews or operative notes. Although sector influence is indisputable, such an description conflicts with the impression I got from Judy Faulkner, ceo of EHR maker Epic Systems, who advocates for government-created requirements.