Health Information Technology: Closing the Gap or Exacerbating Health Disparities in Underserved Communities?

Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High-tech Babies
medical information technology
Image by DES Daughter
Cracked Open is Miriam Zoll’s eye-opening account of growing into womanhood with the simultaneous opportunities offered by the women’s movement and new discoveries in reproductive technologies. Influenced by pervasive media and cultural messages suggesting that science had finally eclipsed Mother Nature, Zoll –– like millions of women –– delays motherhood until the age of 40.

When things don’t progress as she had hoped, she and her husband enter a science-fiction world of medical seduction, capitalist conception and bioethical quagmires. Desperate to conceive, they turn to unproven treatments and procedures only to learn that the odds of becoming parents through reproductive medicine are far less than they and their generation had been led to believe..

More information

AmazonFacebookInterlink Books

Related post

My IVF Treatments: learning the hard Way that Science has Not outsmarted Mother Nature…

Health Information Technology: Closing the Gap or Exacerbating Health Disparities in Underserved Communities?
Health disparities are avoidable inequalities in health between two groups of people. They are often associated with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. In the United States, health disparities are persistent, especially in poor, rural …
Read more on disruptivewomen.net

What Strengths Do I Need to Have to Be Successful in Health Information Technology?
Health information technology — computerization of patients’ medical records and electronic exchange of those records among healthcare professionals — has created two rapidly growing professions: health information technicians and health information …
Read more on work.chron.com

, , , , , , ,