Digital Medicine and the Future of Healthcare
The digitization of medicine is transforming the entire healthcare system. New technologies like mobile apps and wearables bring both benefits and risks, patient access to healthcare is evolving, EHRs have created new patient safety risks, and artificial intelligence is evolving to play a role in future patient care. How can doctors adapt to these massive changes?
New Video Series: What Doctors Need to Know About the Digitization of Medicine
The Doctors Company has partnered with Robert M. Wachter, MD, author of the New York Times bestseller The Digital Doctor, to share insights into how these changes will play out for physicians and patients and what future improvements and advancements are on the horizon. In the video series Medicine in the Future: From Digitization to Personalization, Dr. Wachter discusses these topics:
Hear more from Dr. Wachter and hear insights from Kevin Ward, MD, executive director, Fast Forward Medical Innovation, in our Digital Medicine Speaker Series.
About Dr. Wachter
Dr. Wachter coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is generally considered the “father” of the hospitalist field, the fastest-growing specialty in the history of modern medicine. He is the author of 250 articles and six books, including The Digital Doctor, which reached the New York Times science bestseller list. He is a professor and interim chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also directs the Division of Hospital Medicine.
Additional Digital Medicine Resources
- There's an App for That: Benefits and Risks of Using Mobile Apps for Healthcare
- Telemedicine: Emerging Risks
- Remote Patient Monitoring: Real-Time Patient Data, Real Liability Risks
- Electronic Health Record and Telemedicine Resource Center
- Analysis of EHR Contributing Factors in Medical Professional Liability Claims
- Smile! The Doctor Is on Camera: The Pros and Cons of Recording Office Visits and Procedures
- Up in the Cloud: Is It Safe to Store PHI on Remote Servers?
- Cybersecurity: Mitigate Against Hacking, Ransomware, and Data Breach Risks
- The Three Options in a Ransomware Attack: Restore If Possible, Pay, or Lose Patient Information
- Social Media Resource Center for Physicians
- CME: Telemedicine: New Tools, Emerging Risks
- CME: At the End of the Day: You and Your EHR
- CME: Risk Prevention Tips for the Digital Age E-Mail, Texting, and Social Media
Analysis of EHR-Related Claims: Part I
Analysis of EHR-Related Claims: Part II
The guidelines suggested here are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each healthcare provider in light of all circumstances prevailing in the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.