Training the Doctors of Tomorrow – Digital Medicine

A good if somewhat lengthy discussion of how the roles and responsibilities for healthcare between doctors, nurses and patients should evolve to improve outcomes and reduce costs, enabled in part by technology. Some interesting examples from India that we don’t normally hear about as much. Quote:

As doctors become scarcer and health costs continue to rise, more and more systems will seek to innovate, and the successes they have will become ever more widely known. …

All this should be cause for excitement. Resources are slowly being reallocated. Nurses and other health workers will put their training to better use. Devices will bolster care in ways previously unthinkable. Doctors, meanwhile, will devote their skill to the complex tasks worthy of their highly trained abilities. Doctors may thus lose some of their old standing. But patients will clearly win.

Training the Doctors of Tomorrow – Digital Medicine.


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