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Health IT: ‘Bound to be disappointed’

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MedPage Today interviews Robert Wachter, M.D., about the present and future of technology in healthcare, warts and all.

He’s associate chairman of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and author of the much-publicized book The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age,

“In retrospect, we were bound to be disappointed,” reads the first line of his latest book, when he compares consumer technology to healthcare’s more crooked road to computerization.

He talks about ”the most encouraging and frightening aspects of technology in healthcare and who can provide guidance in navigating the changing digital landscape,” summarizes MedPage.


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