Friday, April 12, 2013

The Human Touch vs Big Data Medicine

The Human Touch Amid Big Data Medicine - Review of ‘When Doctors Don’t Listen’ - "“When Doctors Don’t Listen” is a manifesto motivated by very active imaginations, not that this necessarily diminishes the book’s importance. The authors, both emergency room physicians at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, do a fine job of sorting through most of the serious problems in American medicine today, including the costs, overtesting, overprescribing, overlitigation and general depersonalization. All are caused at least in part, they argue, by the increasing use of algorithms in medical care. . . ." (read more at link above)

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