Join renowned physician-author Robert Wachter as he discusses the unforeseen consequences of the rapid implementation of technology--including how technology has transformed the work, the people who do it, and their relationships with each other and with patients.
Drawing from personal experiences and case examples from nearly 100 interviews, Dr. Wachter will discuss some of the major themes in his book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age (April 2015).
He will also engage in conversation with Dr. Mike Zalis, Chief Medical Officer of QPID Health, about how “it’s not too late to get it right.” They’ll discuss what’s next in the digitization of medicine, including a new generation of technology that will make the most of the vast troves of clinical data for quality improvement, research, and care decisions.
A live Q&A will follow.
- Identify steps you can take to avoid unanticipated negative consequences of technology
- Understand advances in technology that deliver a “return on information” from EHRs
- Gain insight from a leader in healthcare quality and safety, and the hospitalist specialty