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

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

Wachter, Robert M. (Author).

Summary: 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 has been useful or destructive-- and does so with clarity, insight, humor, and compassion.

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  • ISBN: 9780071849463
  • ISBN: 0071849467 (MHID)
  • ISBN: 9780071849470 (e-ISBN)
  • ISBN: 007184975 (eMHID)
  • Physical Description: print
    xv, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-320) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Subject: Medical informatics
Clinical competence
Clinical medicine
Physician and patient
Medical Informatics
Clinical Medicine
Physician-Patient Relations
Clinical Competence

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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