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

September 26, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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.

All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 9 events for $125.00 ($90.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Phone# 919-942-7373

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September 26, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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