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

There is no longer any serious dispute that the planet is warming, that man-made emissions of greenhouse gases are the... See more
This session will explore the many important ways in which new media like MySpace.com and other social networking sites... See more
Will biotechnology lead us to a brave new World of designer children and bionic athletes? Is it ethical to use genetic... See more
For most of the last half of the 20th century, a combination of various self-regulating and treaty-based,... See more
What do Wikipedia, Linux, the Human Genome Project, and the Chinese Motorcycle Industry have in common? They are all... See more
What's next on the frontiers of digital media, and who's hard at work on it? A group of bona fide pioneers weigh in on... See more

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