Session ID: 

Humanity and Technology in Medicine: Antithetic or Symbiotic?

3:00pm - 3:30pm Tuesday, February 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


Ask clinicians what brings them professional joy and you'll invariably hear one answer: spending time with patients. And the reason is clear: Clinicians are called to healthcare because we are drawn to engage with the most viscerally human aspect of our existence—the tension between life and death. Yet 21st century healthcare pulls providers away from core person-to-person interactions more than ever, and clinicians are increasingly required to perform tasks that, while contributing to the value proposition of field-driven records, are not what most would call "joy-enabling." But can technology actually return some humanity to the practice of medicine? The answer is emphatically "yes," primarily through enabling more of the right kinds of human-to-human interactions. Through humor, stories and real-life case studies, this session will show why technology and humanity can be symbiotic.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Appraise the nature of the relationship between analytics, technology and humanity in healthcare
  • Describe how well-designed and carefully applied technology-driven interventions can scale the human element in healthcare
  • Formulate a plan to redesign your organization's approach to applying advanced technology, AI and analytics in clinical medicine from a human-centric perspective


Chief Quality Officer,
Mission Health System


Chief Quality, Chief Clin Transformation Officer
Government or Public Policy Professional
IT Professional