Friday, Feb 9, 2024 | 12:00 AM ET

S4 E38: The Battle Against Health Disinformation—featuring Dr. Geeta Nayyar

In a landscape where resources are scarce, the consequences ripple through healthcare, leading to physician burnout, a crumbling trust between patients and their caregivers, and misinformation and disinformation in the healthcare system. 

Today's guest, a former Chief Medical Officer at Salesforce, adeptly bridges clinical medicine, business, and digital health, making her a vital advocate in the fight against health misinformation.

Join hosts Dr. Gautam Gulati and Dr. Jessica Shepherd as they welcome Dr. Geeta Nayyar or Dr. G, a distinguished rheumatologist, and a recognized leader in health information technology. Her book, "Dead Wrong," delves into healthcare misinformation, drawing from her wealth of experience.

Tune in as Dr. Nayyar uncovers the historical roots of misinformation and disinformation in the healthcare realm, shedding light on the evolution of this pervasive issue and the need for regulation during this age of digital technology. Plus, the transformative role of artificial intelligence in the patient-physician relationship.

Topics Covered

  • Dr. Nayyar discusses the prevalence of misinformation and disinformation in the digital age and its impact on healthcare
  • The significance of trust in the patient-physician relationship and the challenges associated with building and maintaining trust in the healthcare system
  • How AI is impacting the patient-physician relationship
  • Why there needs to be standardization in healthcare practices to improve patient outcomes 
  • How a lack of resources is leading to physician burnout and broken trust with patients.
  • Dr. Nayyar provides insights into the historical context of misinformation and disinformation in healthcare
  • The critical need for regulation in the healthcare industry in the era of digital technology to combat misinformation and disinformation

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Connect with Dr. Gautam Gulati & Dr. Jessica Shepherd 



Geeta Nayyar MD, MBAAuthor of "Dead Wrong" & Former Chief Medical Officer Salesforce,

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