Guest Column | January 8, 2014

Technological Advancements: Won't Somebody Think Of The Doctor?

Every day, medical technology is being developed and implemented at an increasingly rapid pace – look no further than the evolution of electronic health records (EHRs) for proof. Yet, the developers of these ever-changing technologies are rarely physicians, nor are physicians consulted. If these innovators truly want to make a product that will change the face of healthcare, they would be wise to incorporate the thoughts and ideas of those on the frontline for who these technologies are being developed. However, more often than not, technology and software are developed and forced on doctors with the ensuing attempt at implementation falling flat. By Linda M. Girgis, MD, FAAFP

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