The "Human" Side of Medicine

Innovation and technological advances have fostered unprecedented opportunities treatment, although at some expense to the "human" side of care. How might further advances in technology reassert the primacy of the individual patient while forwarding new healthcare innovations? How might science and technology converge to make humans feel? human? White House OMB Advisor and NIH scientist Ezekiel Emanuel and Royal Philips Electronics CEO Gerard Kleisterlee discuss with Walter Isaacson.

Festival: 2009

Watch and Listen: Technology

Chairman of Intel Craig Barrett talks with John Doerr about the potential in technology to change life as we know it. See more
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Think all video games are mind-numbing time wasters? Think again. Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O'... See more
Today's ideas and the technologies they spark will dictate how our kids and generations to come live. Inventor,... See more
Anthropologist of the online community Danah Boyd discusses the diverse reasons why today's young people have limited... See more

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