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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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