After graduating medical school at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1994, Jorge Moll went on to complete his three year residency in Neurology at the same university. Always moving forward, he continued his education at the University of São Paulo, earning a PhD in Experimental Pathophysiology before becoming a post-doctorate research fellow with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, USA. Combining his education with execution, Doctor Jorge Moll now serves as the president-director of the D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) in Rio de Janeiro and the head of its Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit. Along the way, Dr. Moll has been elected an affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and a governors board member of the International Neuroethics Society.
Utilizing his position and knowledge, he now works to fuse technology with medical care to improve the experience of patients as well as empower healthcare providers. Working alongside allies like Dr. Albert Chan, Chief of Digital Patient Experience at Sutter Health, a healthcare network operating in over 100 cities and towns in Northern California, Dr. Moll works to find effective ways to implement technology into the day to day of patient care. Citing the example of Google Glass, Jorge Moll points out that such a device used to take and retrieve notes can improve the patient experience by allowing the physician to pay full attention to the patient rather than needing to take notes or dig through information by hand.
Through the aid of such technology, healthcare providers will be able to improve both the safety and care provided to patients as well as increase their own productivity as they could use the same device to collect, store, review, and share information with specialists. Further still, similar technology can be used by patients to review their own records as well as contact providers and make appointments. Ultimately, Dr. Moll is interested in promoting partnerships between medicine and technology to expedite the development process, as the synthesis of these two fields are the present and definitive future of healthcare.