Turn your head and cough

BOSTON—Here’s a great line from Dr. Paul Wallace, executive director of the Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute: The surgeon general should warn that seeing a doctor who uses pen and paper could be hazardous to your health.

As Wallace, an oncologist, explained during a presentation today at the American Medical Informatics Association Spring Congress, “If you have cardiovascular disease, it’s probably as dangerous to you as secondhand smoke.”