The Digital Doctor:

Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age

By: Robert Wachter

McGraw-Hill Education, 2015

352 Pages

Reading Time: 10 hours

PBC Rating: 8/10


Written with a rare combination of compelling stories and hard-hitting analysis by one of the nation's most thoughtful physicians, The Digital Doctor examines healthcare at the dawn of its computer age. It tackles the hard questions, from how technology is changing care at the bedside to whether government intervention has been useful or destructive. And it does so with clarity, insight, humor, and compassion. Ultimately, it is a hopeful story.

This riveting book offers the prescription for getting it right, making it essential reading for everyone - patient and provider alike - who cares about our healthcare system.