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A more thoughtful approach to technology can improve medical care

A professor of medicine and expert on organizational behavior explores how innovation and an integrated approach to healthcare can help tame some of its complexities.
Illustration of various healthcare workers.
How do we bring all these people together to improve healthcare? | Stocksy/Valeriya Simantovskaya

Anyone who’s ever been to a hospital knows that the healthcare system is extremely complex. Every patient has their own challenges – and they will typically see multiple physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare practitioners, and come into contact with a slew of medical technologies, protocols, and billing and insurance systems.

Sara Singer, a Stanford professor of medicine, is an expert on integrated care – the development of tools, technologies, and processes designed to improve the interactions among patients, clinicians, and other providers to lower costs and improve health outcomes.

In this episode of Stanford Engineering’s The Future of Everything, she explains how new technology, and its improved integration into the healthcare system, can enhance practitioners’ ability to care for patients. Learn more with host Professor Russ Altman. Listen and subscribe here.

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