The single greatest tragedy in health and science right now is the inability to communicate well. And no one escapes a share of the responsibility. Scientists don’t talk to patients, doctors don’t talk to doctors, researchers don’t talk to government, electronic health records (EHRs) don’t talk to anyone or anything, and on and on. Thus, poor communication, little communication or no communication at all can be blamed for significant flaws and failures in the U.S. health system. As technology better enables us to share everything about our lives, connect data like never before and consume information, we must not forget that we need to improve how humans communicate as much as–if not more than–how our electronics do.
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