Our profession is being deprived of its language - why?

When I use Dragon medical speech recognition software and say 'PRN', the words 'as needed' appear on the screen.


I cringe every time. My electronic medical record needs to be a tool for me and my peers, and most non-medical people have watched enough medical dramas on TV growing up to be thoroughly familiar with that particular abbreviation.

Why is it that almost everybody on the planet eagerly adopts the acronyms, abbreviations and technical terms of smartphones and other modern inventions without whining that the words are too