The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age
The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age

The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age

1st Edition
By Robert Wachter
ISBN10: 0071849467
ISBN13: 9780071849463
Copyright: 2015

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ISBN10: 0071849467 | ISBN13: 9780071849463



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Program Details

Preface xi
Chapter 1: On Call 1
Chapter 2: Shovel Ready 9

Part One - The Note
Chapter 3: The iPatient 23
Chapter 4: The Note 29
Chapter 5: Strangers at the Bedside 35
Chapter 6: Radiology Rounds 47
Chapter 7: Go Live 65
Chapter 8: Unanticipated Consequences 71

Part Two - Decisions and Data
Chapter 9: Can Computers Replace the Physician’s Brain? 93
Chapter 10: David and Goliath 105
Chapter 11: Big Data 115

Part Three - The Overdose
Chapter 12: The Error 127
Chapter 13: The System 131
Chapter 14: The Doctor 135
Chapter 15: The Pharmacist 139
Chapter 16: The Alerts 143
Chapter 17: The Robot 155
Chapter 18: The Nurse 159
Chapter 19: The Patient 165

Part Four - The Connected Patient
Chapter 20: OpenNotes 171
Chapter 21: Personal Health Records and Patient Portals 183
Chapter 22: A Community of Patients 195

Part Five - The Players and the Policies
Chapter 23: Meaningful Use 205
Chapter 24: Epic and athena 219
Chapter 25: Silicon Valley Meets Healthcare 235
Chapter 26: The Productivity Paradox 243

Part Six - Toward a Brighter Future
Chapter 27: A Vision for Health Information Technology 257
Chapter 28: The Nontechnological Side of Making Health IT Work 267
Chapter 29: Art and Science 271

Acknowledgments 281
Notes 285
National Coordinators for Health Information Technology 309
People Interviewed 311
Bibliography 319
Illustration Credits 321
Index 323