Why docs must adapt to the new information age

The days of complex medical studies only being available to doctors who have gone through years of professional training are long gone and need to be accepted, according to MedCrunch co-founder Lukas Zinnagl, M.D., who wrote a guest post for KevinMD.com. Zinnagl, who outlined a talk by IBM Germany CTO Gunter Dueck on the pros and cons of an increasingly "connected and information-based world," called it both "simply amazing" and "slightly discomforting" that the Internet essentially levels the playing field when it comes to acquiring knowledge. At the same time, Zinnagl said, wearing a white coat isn't enough to stand out anymore. "Experience and specialization are elements that make a good physician in the 21st Century, but if you agree with the fact that it's more important to know where to find information, rather than having it all stored in your brain, then this ultimately must result in the fact that medical education must change radically." Post

Report

Driving Engagement in an Evolving Healthcare Ecosystem

Deep-dive into evolving consumer expectations in healthcare today and how leading providers are shaping their infrastructure to connect with patients through virtual care.

Suggested Articles

UPMC Health Plan is expanding its medication adherence program with Sempre Health to include diabetes medications.

Despite efforts to improve patient safety over the past 20 years, results have not been optimal. We raise vital questions and renewed areas of focus.

The Trump administration has enlisted CVS Health to pilot administering the therapy to patients in long-term care facilities and at home.