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Co-production helps ensure that new technology succeeds

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 25 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4833

Re: Co-production helps ensure that new technology succeeds

Adapting to new technology is the secret of success if not survival in modern professional life and living. Despite early inertia on the part of both some doctors and patients, it may not take much time to realise that you are out of 'sync' or even become anxious about being 'redundant'. A smooth transition is the key to many issues that may arise. Elementary understanding, familiarity, dependence, and even 'addiction ' to technology has been observed in usage. Periodic personal visits and interactions interspersed with digital usage makes for the right clinical balance, avoiding the risk of 'robot' practice. Undeniably, technology can help doctors and patients with getting the right perspective on clinical conditions in good time.

Dr Murar E Yeolekar, Mumbai

Competing interests: No competing interests

05 August 2019
Murar E Yeolekar
Professor &Head , Dept of Internal Medicine
K J Somaiya Medical College and Hospital, Sion Mumbai
Eastern Express Highway, Ayurvihar, Sion, Mumbai. 400022