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The Digital Transformation of Healthcare: (Finally) a Time for Optimism

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Robert M. Wachter, M.D.

The Holly Smith Distinguished Professor in Science and Medicine
The Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Elected Member of the National Academy of Medicine

Virtual Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture: The Digital Transformation of Healthcare: (Finally) a Time for Optimism

Date: Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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About this Seminar

The U.S. healthcare system has gone digital over the past decade. While there have been important improvements in quality and safety, many observers have been struck by the number of unintended consequences, ranging from increasing rates of physician burnout to new kinds of medical mistakes. This talk, by one of the nation’s leading futurists and bestselling author on healthcare technology, highlights why the digital transformation of healthcare has been so challenging, and why several changes in policy, technology and culture create room for optimism.

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by Michael Friedlander, Ph.D., and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute. For more information, please call 540-526-2059.

About Maury Strauss

Maury Strauss is a longtime community benefactor and businessman who supports biomedical research with the goal of energizing the local economy and improving quality of life in our neighborhoods and around the world. In order to ensure the continued success of Roanoke’s biomedical research enterprise, as well as the free public seminars, Mr. Strauss has made a generous gift to the series. Read VT News Story

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