Health­care tech­nolo­gies too of­ten in­ter­fere with prac­tice of medicine

Modern Healthcare - - COMMENT -

Re­gard­ing the on­line op-ed by Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush, “Cut the strings on soft­ware” (Mod­ern Health­, April 6), un­like the so­ci­etal en­hance­ments of Face­book, Uber and LinkedIn, where tech­no­log­i­cal ef­forts sup­ported our con­tin­ued so­cial­iza­tion, many of the health­care tech­nolo­gies of­ten sought ways to re­place and in­ter­fere with ef­forts to prac­tice the art of heal­ing, which in turn de­hu­man­ized the prac­tice of medicine along the way. Helen Figge Se­nior VP, global strate­gic devel­op­ment Lu­mi­raDx USA Waltham, Mass.

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