Mary Goldberg gives us an assistive technology specialist’s perspective on healthcare on this episode of the Perspectives on Healthcare Podcast with Rob Oliver. Mary is a member of the Millennial Generation, although she is close to the line of belonging to Generation X. She lives in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where she serves as the Associate Dean for Interprofessional Studies at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Pittsburgh.
Here are 3 things that stood out as Mary Goldberg shared an assistive technology specialist’s perspective on healthcare:
- It is important to look at the people that are served by the healthcare community has more than their primary diagnosis or presenting issue. Take a look at what else is going on in their life and how it may impact their plan of care moving forward.
- Assistive technology improves the independence and functionality of people with disabilities. Her definition of assistive technology is a product or service that enhances the independence in health of individuals with disabilities.
- Technology will play a major role in the future of healthcare. Artificial intelligence can assist with diagnoses, technology can help offer personalized medicine, and telehealth offers patients access to care from anywhere.
- Bonus: smart home technology can help people with disabilities to be more independent but also may be able to help improve their health.
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