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Five Questions About Digital Technology to Ask Your Doctor

The Digital Health Corner

While many in the technology and business communities think of digital health technologies as emerging or yet to be adopted, there are tools available now that patients need to not only know about, but should ask their physicians about.

1.    Do you have electronic health records?  The answer to this will likely be obvious as the physician answers the question while staring at his PC or tablet (an EHR- related behavior, a topic for another post).  If this is a first visit to a new physician and the answer is ‘”No”, associated with a snarky comment or is even politely negative, head for the hills.  This implies that there is not enough interest in investing in technology that the rest of the working world has adopted. If the reply is motivated by finances, then the investment in your future is something not valued. If the answer is yes, ask…

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