UCSF professor Bob Wachter has had a front row view of the collision of irresistible emerging technology with an immovable healthcare system, and has managed to navigate this interface with unusual nuance, grace and a healthy sense of humor, a story he shares in the wonderful, recently published book “The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age.”
In our conversation with Bob, he takes us from his Long Island roots, through his early interests in political science and patient care, and talks about these dual passions he managed to thoughtfully unite during the course of his unusually impactful career.
David Shaywitz and I welcome Bob to Tech Tonics. To listen to this episode, you can click below or find us on iTunes.
And to continue following Bob’s healthcare journey, you can find his blog HERE.