The digital doctor : hope, hype, and harm at the dawn of medicine's computer age /
Robert Wachter.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2015]
xv, 330 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0071849467 (MHID), 007184975 (eMHID), 9780071849463, 9780071849470 (e-ISBN)
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New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2015]
0071849467 (MHID)
007184975 (eMHID)
9780071849470 (e-ISBN)
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.
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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-320) and index.

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