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Howard J. Luks, MD

Howard J. Luks, MD

A Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Hawthorne, NY. Dr. Howard Luks specializes in the treatment of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle. He has a very "social" patient centric approach and believes that the more you understand about your issue, the more informed your decisions will be. Ultimately your treatments and his recommendations will be based on proper communications, proper understanding, and shared decision-making principles – all geared to improve your quality of life.

One comment on “Healthcare Information Technology – YOUR input is critical -Survey

  • Hi Howard

    Not sure if this embedded properly in your post (no submit button in Chrome!), so submitting my observation in the final free text field as a comment:

    Howard, this is the same issue that we face when looking for novel/more effective methods of describing ‘epatients’, ‘mhealth’ etc.

    Early adopters want to distinguish their activities from traditional usages. By adding prefixes. Sometimes these stick and become commonplace, at which point they lose their relevance.

    As the emergent narrative becomes the dominant one…

    epatients should simply be described as patients again (as participatory medicine paradigm becomes mainstream)

    mhealth should just be described as health (as mobile use/interventions proliferate)

    HIT should just be health. All of the aspects of HIT we wish to consider in isolation are a) facets of converging technology-driven healthcare innovations, and b) of less value considered in isolation than as part of the complex whole they collectively signify. In fact, *trying* to consider — for example — the EMR in isolation is a non-sequitur when viewed objectively.


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