This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Robert Wachter, Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at U.C. San Francisco. He is considered the founder of the “hospitalist” movement and is author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age which examines the challenges being experienced in the rapid transition to digital medicine.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Chris Murray, Co-Founder of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Dr. Murray discusses his ground-breaking report, The Global Burden of Disease 2010, a systematic, scientific effort to quantify the magnitude of global deaths and disability due to diseases, injuries and risk factors by age, sex and geography.