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Digital Medicine - Softcover

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Title: Digital Medicine: Implications for Healthcare Leaders
Jeff Goldsmith, PhD

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Health Administration Press
Pub. Date: 2003
Pages: 199
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1567932119
ISBN-10: 1567932118
Product Dimensions: 9" x 6" x .5"

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Renowned futurist Jeff Goldsmith provides a panoramic view of how our health system will look and feel when we have learned how to harness the power of information technology. He explains how these technologies will solve many of our most pressing healthcare concerns, and explores how innovative tools will affect hospitals, physicians, consumers, and health plans.

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About The Author

Jeff Goldsmith is president of Health Futures Inc. and associate professor of medical education in the College of Medicine at the University of Virginia.  He has taught health policy and management at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and other leading universities.  Mr. Goldsmith received his doctorate in sociology from the Universityof Chicago in 1973.  He worked for the governor of Illinois as a policy analyst and the dean of the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, where he was responsible for planning and government affairs for the Medical Center.

Mr. Goldsmith is a member of the board of directors of the Cerner Corporation, a healthcare informatics firm and the Essent Healthcare, an investor-owned hospital management company, and he is a member of the board of advisors of the Burrill Life Sciences Capital Fund, which invests in biotechnology innovation.  He is also advisor to Cain Brothers, an investment banking firm that work exclusively in healthcare.

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"Digital Medicine will be an indispensable book for anyone working on using computerized physician support tools to reform and improve American healthcare.  It is a remarkable, thorough, and insightful book on what might be the single most important challenge facing healthcare today - how to use the computer to significantly enhance the delivery of care."
Geroge C. Halvorson, Former Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

"Digital Medicine details a vision for patient-centric healthcare and provides rational appproaches for using digital technology to get there.  It is an excellent read for healthcare leaders and for those who are interested in knowing how digital technology can help create a more effective healthcare system."
Ralph Snyderman MD, Chancellor for Health Affairs and Executive Dean, School of Medicine, Duke University Medican Center, Durham, NC

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