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What Happens When We Have Too Much Medical Information at Our Disposal?

What happens when we have too much medical information at our disposal? In a Greater Houston community that includes the Texas Medical Center, and other resources of vast medical expertise, right here, at our disposal — not to mention easy access to basic informational resources like WebMD — do we risk medical information overload? Where’s […]

What happens when we have too much medical information at our disposal?

In a Greater Houston community that includes the Texas Medical Center, and other resources of vast medical expertise, right here, at our disposal — not to mention easy access to basic informational resources like WebMD — do we risk medical information overload? Where’s the line between empowered “e-patient” and hypochondriac?

We ask Peter Killoran, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Anesthesiology at the UT Health Science Center at Houston.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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