According to Sultz & Young (2011), “Communication among providers and between providers and patients [is] problematic as medical technology progresses and time pressures on physicians increase” (p. 179). After completing this week’s reading discuss this topic using the following questions to help guide you:
• How might the increase in medical technology have a negative effect on communication among providers? Provide at least two examples.
o Are there any positive effects of increased technology on communication among providers? Why or why not?
• How does the increase in medical technology impact the provider-patient relationship? Provide at least two examples.