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Technology & Health: Jeremy A. Greene

Sunday, February 5, 2023
1:00pm Pacific Time
KQED Broadcast: 02/05/2023, 02/07/2023, 02/08/2023

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In The Doctor Who Wasn’t There: Technology, History, and the Limits of Telehealth, Dr. Jeremy A. Greene, Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, examines the history and impacts of electronic media in health and medicine. Over the past century, new technologies promised to democratize access to healthcare. From the humble telephone to the connected smartphone, from FM radio to wireless wearables, from cable television to the “electronic brains” of networked mainframe computers: each new platform has promised a radical reformation of the healthcare landscape. But there are considerable, sometimes dangerous, gaps between what is promised and what is delivered. Greene addresses these ethical, economic, and logistical concerns.