Dr Wen Dombrowski Underscores the Importance of Developing Health IT

Wen Dombrowski, MD, MBA, Resonate Health LLC, said that it’s important to develop health information technologies because the lack thereof not only impacts the individual living with the condition, but the entire environment and community he or she may live in.

Wen Dombrowski, MD, MBA, Resonate Health LLC, said that it’s important to develop health information technologies because the lack thereof not only impacts the individual living with the condition, but the entire environment and community he or she may live in.

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Why is it important to utilize and develop the health technology available among physician and care providers?

It’s really important to develop the technologies and to not just stand at a status quo because really at the end of the day, patient’s lives are at stake. And, a lot of these decisions are life and death, and even when it’s not a life and death level, the quality of life of individuals is at stake. So is the impact on the family members and the coworkers and friends and neighbors around them.

So for example, I have friends and patients that have chronic pain and because they don’t have a good network of providers taking care of them and the providers don’t have all the information about them, they’re really not getting the optimal care that they could really use. And every day, these individuals are suffering from pain and all of their family members are suffering because they’re loved one is in pain. And there’s a ripple effect on society within the family unit and within workplaces and communities. When 1 person is not feeling well or not at their optimal physical or mental health, then it really has a public health impact on a broader scale.