As, in the year 2000 PC, we enter the third millennium, the demands
on physicians are different from those in the previous two millennia. There
are ten e-ssential criteria required to function as an e-fficient trimillennial
(ET) physician, from now until e-ternity (the end of the e-lectronic age as
we know it).
The modern physician must have a keen sense of the e-volution of IT.
IT was not built in a day but was founded on the seven hills surrounding Seattle
by CD-ROM and RAM, two microchips who were suckled by a mouse. Intracellular
communication, for example, has been greatly improved by the universal use
of cellular phones.
Isaacs D, Fitzgerald D. Ten e-pistles for the e-fficient trimillennial physician. JAMA. 2000;284(7):806. doi:10.1001/jama.284.7.806