Humanities in Action: Digital Health: Hope, Hype, and “Amara’s Law”

Tue 9/26, 4:30-6:00pm
Humanities in Action: Digital Health: Hope, Hype, and “Amara’s Law”

Presented by Carolina Public Humanities

With Spencer Dorn, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 

Digital technologies promise to make healthcare more efficient and effective, leading to better outcomes. But considering “Amara’s Law,” namely that “we tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run,” Dr. Dorn suggests we use caution and first understand the limitations inherent in applying digital tools to health and healthcare.  These tools will certainly revolutionize healthcare, but the transformation may be slower and more difficult than we imagine.

Program Tuition: Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door. Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members). For more information and to register, please visit this link. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514