A Point to Ponder

Gillespie, Greg
July 2011
Health Data Management;Jul2011, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p4
Trade Publication
The author discusses the automation challenges faced by clinicians in the health industry as of July 2011. According to the author, it is yet to be proven that the health care industry is in danger of being over automated but the question of whether automation serves the user, or vice versa, is an important issue. He believes that a good indicator to determine the usefulness of automation is to know whether technology can help clinicians be the best they can be.


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