Digital Medicine

book coverDigital Medicine – Health Care in the Internet Era / West, Darrell M. Brookings Institution Press, 2009

This book, written by public policy researchers at the Brookings Institute, investigates the use of the internet for medical purposes by patients, doctors, and clinical staff. Digital technology will revolutionize medical care, but there are many obstacles to overcome, and the salient ones involve public policy. Well written, hardcover, 150 pages.

Digital Medicine

book coverDigital Medicine : health care in the Internet era / Darrell M. West, Brookings Institution Press, 2009

This book is about the political, social, and ethical challenges presented by digital health care. It is written by Americans, but it mostly applies worldwide. If you are developing medical systems, you will want to read this before you plan your products or services.  Hardcover, 150 pages.