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By Thomas Hooven
Columbia University Medical Center 

Why are we dragging our feet when more automation in health care will save lives?

 


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(THE CONVERSATION) As a neonatologist, I worry about patients with pulmonary hypertension. This unforgiving disease, sometimes seen after premature birth, can end with sudden death from constricting blood vessels in the lungs. One minute a baby in the neonatal ICU may be sleeping comfortably; moments later, doctors and nurses are giving chest compressions and rescue medications.

A pulmonary hypertension crisis, as these frightening episodes are called, starts with a drop in the...



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