Does the Internet make you dumber?

A thought for the day?

OK, this may not be ‘mainstream’ healthcare governance, but given how much so many of us depend on the Internet in all aspects of healthcare these days, we thought we would share the thoughts of Nicholas Carr, author of "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains."

According to Carr, “a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that the Net, with its constant distractions and interruptions, is……turning us into scattered and superficial thinkers…….People who are continually distracted by emails, alerts and other messages understand less than those who are able to concentrate. And people who juggle many tasks are less creative and less productive than those who do one thing at a time.”

Here at Healthcare Governance Review, we wonder what adverse impact all of this is having for healthcare governance matters and, in particular, the delivery of safe, high quality patient care?

Read Nicholas Carr’s article Does the Internet Make You Dumber? here.

One Response to Does the Internet make you dumber?

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