Anthony Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, pediatric cardiologist and CHOC chief intelligence and innovation officer, was invited to speak at the TEDxChapmanU event, which welcomed “extraordinary game-changers, challengers and thought-leaders to the stage at historic Memorial Hall at Chapman University.” His talk, “How Kids Can Heal Doctors,” addresses the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Chang believes the training many physicians received in a paternalistic era of medicine coupled with the empowerment of patients has created greater distance between the two groups — a distance he wants to help bridge.
During his candid talk, Dr. Chang shares three patient stories that have impacted his own career path and outlook on medicine. He encourages colleagues to step out of their comfort zones, and to think innovatively on behalf of their patients. Big data and artificial intelligence are helping physicians be even smarter about medicine, creating excitement in the field for doctors and patients, alike. The medical profession is a still a very special one, something Dr. Chang’s patients remind him every day.
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