Host of NOVA ScienceNow & Yahoo Tech Columnist
Consumer access to medical information from the Web has always been a blessing and a curse. While patients are more empowered and informed than they have ever been, new medical apps and devices are creating a world of self-testing, self-diagnosing patients. Can patients be trusted to use these new devices—like wristbands that measure activity and sleep; devices that record pulse transit time, heart rate, and oxygen saturation; and urinalysis devices working in tandem with your smartphone—correctly? Will these ultra-empowered patients be tempted to skip out on proper medical care, and will they challenge their doctors' advice? And what about the issue of privacy?
In this intriguing, entertaining presentation geared specifically toward healthcare providers, New York Times tech columnist David Pogue explores these questions, provides some answers, and demonstrates some of these new gadgets and apps, offering a clear view on how these new technologies are changing—and will continue to change—the healthcare landscape.
For 13 years, David Pogue was the weekly personal technology columnist for The New York Times. In the fall of 2013 he made the move to Yahoo, helping them oversee and expand their consumer technology coverage. The position at Yahoo further catapults Pogue as one of the preeminent speakers on today's latest consumer technology. He is also a monthly columnist for Scientific American and an Emmy Award-winning technology correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the current host of NOVA ScienceNow, a post previously filled by Neil deGrasse Tyson, in which he offers an edgy take on science as he is immersed in hilarious and dangerous situations.
With over three million books in print, Pogue is one of the world's best-selling "how-to" authors. He has written or co-written seven books in the For Dummies series, including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music. In 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes 120 titles.
Pogue graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985 with distinction in music, then spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He has won an Emmy, a Loeb Award for journalism, and an honorary doctorate in music. He has been profiled on 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.
Merging his musical background with his scientific knowledge, David Pogue delivers unique presentations that generally end with him sitting at a piano performing a couple of his famous song parodies on the technology industry—"Don't Cry For Me, Cupertino" and "I Got YouTube" being some of his more popular ditties.