Dr. Rosenberg authors book about tech and patient care
December 20, 2023
MONTREAL – With technology bringing seemingly endless changes to healthcare, patients could soon find they have greater control over their health decisions than ever before. “The system is evolving, and people who understand what is happening are better positioned to take advantage of the changes,” says Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg (pictured), professor of surgery and medicine at McGill University. “The opportunity for individuals to take ownership of their healthcare is unprecedented.”
In his new book, Patients Matter Most: How Healthcare is Becoming Personal Again, Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg helps readers connect the dots between parallel developments in technology and in healthcare delivery.
He argues that as technology helps patients become more informed about their healthcare needs and options, they will become better patients overall.
“The traditional healthcare system we are leaving behind was not built around giving people control,” he writes. “Now that control is within everyone’s grasp through a partnership between the providers and the people.”
In this book, readers will learn:
- Why personalized healthcare both empowers us and hands us new responsibilities we must all learn to manage successfully.
- Which medical practices are more likely to move in the direction where artificial intelligence performs diagnoses previously done by specialist physicians.
- How human interaction will remain an important facet of healthcare delivery, just delivered less often by a doctor in a white coat and in less centralized settings.
- What protections and precautions are needed for the new future of healthcare.
About Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg
Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, author of Patients Matter Most: How Healthcare is Becoming Personal Again, is professor of surgery and medicine at McGill University. He is also the president and CEO of the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal. Previously, Rosenberg was executive director of the Jewish General Hospital, and prior to that he was chief of surgical services and director of transformational change at the Jewish General Hospital. Dr. Rosenberg was director of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at Montreal General Hospital, inaugurating McGill University’s Pancreas Transplant Program and leading the team that performed the first successful liver transplant at McGill. He earned his M.D. from McGill and his Ph.D. in experimental surgery during his residency at McGill. He also earned a Master in Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo, with concentrations in systems, innovation, and entrepreneurship.