Technology and Healthcare: Breaking Down Doctor-Patient Barriers – Howard Luks, MD
Technology conjures images of steel and gadgets. Parts and pieces. Bells and whistles. It?s sophisticated. Intriguing. High tech. But it?
But it’s, well…cold and impersonal. Or is it? Many of us have witnessed firsthand the things that distance patients from doctors. Status. Knowledge. Jargon. Peculiar equipment. Rushed visits. Should we add technology to the mix?
– Discussion to read! technology and doctor patient relations present a curious mix of criteria to do it right, like transparancy, convenience and role change. A big leap for healthcare.
Might « we » be able to transcend those to really effective and satisfying care?