Medicine is an art and a science and patient care does not always fit into a pre-fit format. That said, while I think that technology alone will not completely fix the quality of care patients receive, I do believe that it has a role in the future of healthcare, overall.
It is unfortunate that there is resistance to change, even when most people recognize that change is the right thing. Change for the better seems more challenging to institute than change for the worse.
I am constantly disappointed that for all the biomedical and neurological research identifying the dangers to athletes when they charge head first at one another, there has not been a coordinated effort response to remedy. Where is the public outcry?
Neurologists are still learning not only how the brain works, but how it matures. Chronic trauma to the brain at a young age could possibly lead to chronic progressive disabling neurological disorders later on.
Examinations need to be interpreted with the patient in mind, without bias toward "unnecessary" utilization of "available and convenient" resources that benefit the bottom line of the practice more than the patient.
As a physician I realize that some may think I'm being blasphemous by taking this position but, I wonder, in some cases not all, why we as patients pay so much money for so little time with our physicians.