The Basics: A documentary profiling young doctors in the U.S.’s busiest emergency department.
The Bottom Line: I am wayyyy too biased to watch this movie. For those unclear on my actual profession, I am a software analyst for a large healthcare system. What that essentially means is, as charting moves from entirely paper to entirely electronic, I ease that transition and help fine tune doctors’ workflows.
Gosh, even that sounds like jargon. Try again. I help to make computers in hospital settings function efficiently.
I’ve spent time in EDs, surgery areas, patient floors, pediatrics, ICU, recovery… it’s vital and humbling and I’ve heard the arguments made by this documentary countless times by many good people. Of course I cringe when docs complain about computers on camera, but that’s reflexive at this point.
If you aren’t immersed in this world, I suggest seeing Code Black. If it’s your lifestyle, still seek it out - it might connect you back to purpose, or at least refuel your motivation.
Rating: 8 (of 10).