For the past few decades, technology has been gradually revolutionizing health care for patients. It may be having less-positive effects for physicians, some of whom eye it as a threat to doctoring.

As the world simultaneously looks to technology to help us navigate the pandemic and the medical community to get us out of it, the need for both to work together and amplify grows clearer with each day.

The emergence of Covid-19 underscored that doctors are indispensable because of their humanity. In times of crisis, people seek their warmth, empathy, and understanding as much as their brainpower and expertise. The report “Truth About Doctors” from McCann Health, the company we work for, includes pre- and post-Covid studies on the behaviors, attitudes, and emotional states of health care professionals. It revealed a seismic, positive shift in the relationship between technology and health and their establishment as partners in…

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