Technology and Sustainable Patient Care


Dean Ornish, MD, Founder and President of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, discusses the true role of technology in patient care and how to make an sustainable impact in patients’ lives.

Filmed at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine Conference, November 2013.

Dean Ornish
About The Speaker

Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF. For over 35 years, Dr. Ornish has directed clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery. Recently, Medicare agreed to provide coverage for his program, the first time that Medicare has covered a program of comprehensive lifestyle changes. He is the author of six books, all national bestsellers and is currently Medical Editor of The Huffington Post. Dr. Ornish was appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, and he was appointed by President Obama to the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. He is a member of the boards of directors of the SF Food Bank and the J. Craig Venter Institute, he established an integrative medicine clinic in the Saint Vincent de Paul homeless shelter in SF which will be replicated throughout the country and chaired the Google Health Advisory Council from 2007-2009.