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David Blumenthal on Leaders and Geeks

We all live with stereotypes, and here is one of the most powerful: We have leaders and we have geeks. Leaders change history. They don’t need to understand technology, because they have geeks who spend their days coding, wiring, and rushing to help impatient leaders when systems are down. In his blog, Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal, M.D., writes that leaders in health care and other areas sometimes take a kind of perverse pride in their ignorance of information technology, despite its role in quality, efficiency, reliability, safety, and value.

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