5 Reasons Medical Technology Appears to Fail

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In medicine there’s an endemic mindset that if medical technology doesn’t work it will never work. The EHR, of course, is the poster child for technology’s failure in health care. But is the idea of a digital space for a patient’s medical information really a failed concept? Reasons for the apparent failure of technology in medicine. Here’s why medical technology may sometimes look like a fail: Design. Technology is not static.

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Bill Gates once said, “The two areas that are changing … are information technology and medical technology. Already, advances in electronic health technologies have saved many lives, with the number of heart attack fatalities reduced by over 50%, according […]. Illegal copying is prohibited.


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