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Daniel Callahan is a cofounder and president emeritus of The Hastings Center (@hastingscenter), an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit bioethics research institute founded in 1969. The Center's mission is to address fundamental ethical issues in the areas of health, medicine and the environment as they affect individuals, communities and societies. Dan has written on a wide range of issues, including end-of-life care, aging and health care reform. He is also an organizer of and contributor to the Hastings Center's Over 65 blog.


Fixing the Technological Fix

Daniel Callahan | November 25, 2013
Perhaps like many of my age, I am not captivated by a number of much-touted technological innovations, increasing choices I don’t desire and fulfilling needs I didn’t realize I had. My nervous reaction to Personal Health System Technology is that of the distancing of patients from doctors, adding still another barrier between doctors and patients, and in the seductive name of their medical welfare.