Doctors , Data , and the New Frontier

TitleDoctors , Data , and the New Frontier
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsKibbe, B
Corporate AuthorsLoyola University Chicago,
Date Published04/2014
PublisherLoyola University Chicago
KeywordsBIOETHICS , COMPUTER science , Emerging Technologies , MEDICINE
AbstractThe New Frontier Hospital has begun using an electronic clinical performance reporting system that will monitor and collect an array of clinical data. This system will make it extremely easy to collect data about each doctor's patients in the hospital and generate detailed reports of individual doctors' performance. The administrators of the hospital are interested in making this data public in order to increase patient autonomy. Some doctors, however, are extremely upset about having this data made public, and argue that this will fundamentally change how medicine is practiced.
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