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

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