The digital doctor : hope, hype, and harm at the dawn of medicine's computer age (Book, 2015) []
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The digital doctor : hope, hype, and harm at the dawn of medicine's computer age

The digital doctor : hope, hype, and harm at the dawn of medicine's computer age

Author: Robert M Wachter
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
For the past few decades, technology has been touted as the cure for all of healthcare's ills, yet medicine stubbornly resisted computerization-- until now. Thanks largely to billions of dollars in federal incentives, healthcare has finally gone digital. Wachter examines healthcare at the dawn of its computer age, and shows how technology is changing care at the bedside. He questions whether government intervention  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Wachter
ISBN: 9780071849463 0071849467
OCLC Number: 900261072
Description: xv, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: On call ; Shovel ready --
the note. The iPatient ; The note ; Strangers at the bedside ; Radiology rounds ; Go live ; Unanticipated consequences --
Decisions and data. Can computers replace the physician's brain? ; David and Goliath ; Big data --
The overdose. The error ; The system ; The doctor ; The pharmacist ; The alerts ; The robot ; The nurse ; The patient --
The connected patient. OpenNotes ; Personal health records and patient portals ; A community of patients --
The players and the policies. Meaningful use ; Epic and athena ; Silicon Valley meets healthcare ; The productivity paradox --
Toward a brighter future. A vision of health information technology ; The nontechnological side of making health IT work ; Art and science.
Responsibility: Robert Wachter.
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