Bob Wachter: Debating the Digital Divide
About Dr. Bob Wachter
Could digitization add another person to your exam room? Will the newest technologies being created by small businesses or by hospitals? And most importantly, will the new digital age in healthcare leave people behind? These are some big questions that Dr. Bob Wachter has the answers to.
Dr. Wachter is a professor and the Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF. He’s written six books, including one called The Digital Doctor, which was a New York Times science bestseller. He also coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is considered the father of this fast-growing specialty. We can’t even start to list the awards he’s received, because we would run out of space here. In other words, he’s the one with the answers — but he also has some questions.
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