And that’s not just for teens. Teens may be more vulnerable to these negative effects, but this is a problem for people of all ages. However, Campbell said analysis shows these negative effects tend to arise in specific circumstances, such as for example when people make use of social media – – by compulsively browsing or lurking about passively, for example. More active use, such as posting or communicating, hasn’t been associated with this problem of poorer well-becoming, he said. Also, this particular British study didn’t prove that unrestrained social media use causes mental ills, it merely shows a link. The social media dynamic lends itself to the chicken-and-egg question, Campbell said.So EHRs will be only as good as the product quality metrics they’re designed to capture; technology can’t get over fundamental measurement issues. We measure many things that have no value to patients, while a lot of what sufferers do value, including our attention, remains unmeasurable. Why, Wachter asks, perform we do nothing related in health care? In a moving passage, Wachter speaks with a famous surgeon who once spent his evenings before surgery reading his notes on the next day’s patients.