The Sci-Files – 09/13/2020 – Katie Mitchell – Keeping Compassion in Virtual Medicine

Chelsie Boodoo and Daniel Puentes

Katie Mitchell
Katie Mitchell

On this week’s The Sci-Files, your hosts Chelsie and Danny interview Katie Mitchell. Katie is a doctoral student in the Information and Media program at MSU. She is interested in how media and technology influence interpersonal relationships and health. She is currently studying telemedicine and its impacts on patients as well as providers. Katie received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Department of Communication at Michigan State University. Healthcare providers actually have a strong interest in providing telemedicine to their patients, and the patients’ interest also appears to be growing. The big question for Katie is how to provide virtual care that includes the interpersonal elements that are critical to patient satisfaction.
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