It’s Not Snake Oil – It’s Science!

2020-02-02T17:54:52-07:00June 27th, 2016|

If there was a wearable that could alert you and your doctor if you were in danger of having a heart attack, would you want it?

I sure would. But apparently, not everyone feels the same way.

Take Dr. James Madara, CEO of the American Medical Association, for example. Last weekend, he took time to rant about how technology is overrunning healthcare in his speech at the AMA annual meeting in Chicago.

“From ineffective electronic health records (EHR), to an explosion of direct-to-consumer digital health products, to apps of mixed quality,” Madara said, according to his prepared remarks. “This is the digital snake oil of the early 21st century.”

Did he really just say that?

Read what I have to say about that in my column in USA TODAY Tech HERE.