Thursday, February 16, 2012

Health Care Innovation: From Regulation To ‘Bigger Brains’

Kolawole, Emi. “Health Care Innovation: From Regulation To ‘Bigger Brains.’” The Washington Post, February 14, 2012.

From the article: "Andrew von Eschenbach finds it surprising that people are so willing to share nearly every detail of their lives online but suddenly become squeamish over electronic health care records...But the excitement for the future of health care technology was tempered by the high regulatory bar, one that must take into account the life-and-death implications of the products that stand to be used on people in their most physically and emotionally vulnerable moments. According to von Eschenbach, it’s all about how new developments are presented to people. "If you’re telling them this is for them, it’s amazing how cooperative and open people can be," he said. Read more