We care more about our cars than we do ourselves – Jay Sanders

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Jay Sanders, professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, talked about telemedicine’s influence on health care delivery and social issues at Elon University last Wednesday. Sanders’ colleagues call him the Father of Telemedicine, but he rejects the title preferring people to concentrate on technology’s implications for health care delivery. “We need to change our behavior,” Sanders said. “If we don’t, forget any innovation. It’s not going to happen…We have sensors for everything else, but we don’t have sensors for ourselves…he compared these sensors to lights on a car dashboard, which provide individuals with a constant assessment of the vehicle. The ironic thing is we care much more about our cars than we do ourselves. Why aren’t we putting in medical dashboards?” Full item: The Pendulum. Sanders emphasizes social and health benefits of Telemedicine.