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Berwick: I Don’t Know How to Use an iPod

by Benjamin Domenech on March 3, 2011

“You mentioned an iPad. I don’t even use an iPod. I just don’t know how to use them.”

There was a rather humorous incident the other day at a National Journal event with Don Berwick, the man who President Obama hailed as being at the forefront of introducing “innovative technologies” into health care reform.

Of course, millions of Americans know how to use these devices with little challenge — trust us, Dr. Berwick, they’re quite straightforward — but beyond the amusing nature of it, this serves as an admission that as much as Berwick talks a good game on improving technologies used by doctors, he speaks as someone who hasn’t had to use technology in the course of seeing patients for years.

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