Technology versus the Elephants in the Medical Examination Room
February 13th, 2014
Posted by Ken Walz
David Scher’s post was originally published on The Digital Health Corner.
While technology is lauded for improving communication in many areas, including healthcare, there are still at least five issues that patients and even doctors find themselves uncomfortable discussing face to face. In his post “Five Elephants in the Exam Room: Can Technology Help?,” David Scher points out how new apps, Internet innovations and other electronic advances can help patients and doctors talk about issues like sexual function, alternative treatments, and advanced directives for end of life care. Digital tools may even help doctors become more accepting of the online world.
At Popper and Company, we believe in helping facilitate the convergence of healthcare with technology and other industries. We hope you will read David’s full post on The Digital Health Corner to gain another perspective on this convergence.
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