HealthMaker: Robert Wachter

From the Show: Sharecare Radio
Summary: Listen to an interview with Robert Watcher from the Sharecare HealthMakers collection.
Air Date: 4/14/15
Duration: 10
Host: Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA
Guest Bio: Robert Wachter, MD
robert wachterRobert M. Wachter, MD, is Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he holds the Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine. He is also Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, and Chief of the Medical Service at UCSF Medical Center. He has published 250 articles and six books in the fields of quality, safety, and health policy. He coined the term “hospitalist” in a 1996 New England Journal of Medicine article and is past-president of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He is generally considered the academic leader of the hospitalist movement, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine.
  • Book Title: The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age; Understanding Patient Safety; Internal Bleeding: The Truth Behind America’s Terrifying Epidemic of Medical Mistakes

Robert Wachter, MD, is professor and associate chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

He discusses solutions to improve healthcare and reduce medical errors at American hospitals.