Category: Diagnostic Aids

Allen Curreri: Incentives for Computerized Care (1)

Incentives for Computerized Care: How Can Hospitals Navigate Tech Without Compromising Patient Outcomes?

It’s not exactly a new insight to say that technology is the future. Both science and the popular imagination have been anticipating the development of super smart tech for decades, tech that will help us live longer, better lives on almost every front. Just like in the movies, however, this powerful technology can backfire if we don’t take the time to understand it properly and think critically about its integration.

Allen Curreri: Bridging the Gap Between Intuition and Technolgy (1)

The Old Guard and The New: Bridging the Gap Between Intuition and Technology in the Modern Hospital

Health has always been as much an art as a science. Since the beginnings of medicine, intuition has played a key role in a physician’s ability to diagnose and treat their patients. Now we are facing a shift in the very fundamentals of the practice. Intuition has begun taking a back seat to technologies like clinical decision support systems

Allen Curreri: Can Computers Ever Replace Doctors?

Can Computers Ever Replace Doctors?

Each and every day, doctors make some of the most important decisions of their patient’s lives. The pressure is extreme, the stakes couldn’t be higher, and often the time frame is compressed into a few seconds. A few seconds to make a choice that could be the difference between life and death.

Doctors are highly trained, of course, and a good doctor draws upon vast expertise and years of experience. Still, anyone who has ever faced a challenging medical decision and sought a second opinion knows that even doctors vary in their interpretation of information and their subsequent recommendation — a recommendation which may have huge consequences for the patient.

Allen Curreri: The Role of Mindfulness and Information Technology in the Emergency Department

The Role of Mindfulness and Information Technology in the Emergency Department

Innovative new IT products are appearing in EDs at a breakneck rate. But are these shiny new toys really leading to better medical care for patients? Our research suggests that the secret ingredient has to do with the mindset physicians adopt when they engage in the daily work of treating patients. To successfully juggle training, intuition, and technology, ED physicians need to be highly mindful.