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AI Bots Democratize Medicine: You are more transparent than you think.

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Artificial Intelligence-enabled systems that interpret radiologic studies are advancing to the point where they often match the best radiologists in the world. And they are getting better every day. From CT scans to MRIs, angiograms to Doppler studies, the data captured is digital—and digital data can be read by machines.

Creativity: The Missing Lesson

Creativity: The Missing Lesson
If you want to be treated with a better than 75% chance of success—and if you value excellence as much as kindness—I suggest you demand that creativity be part of the doctor’s repertoire.

New and Cool and Not For You

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Keeping down health care costs is a good idea—but not when it stifles innovation and hobbles new medical techniques.

Big Data and Big Mistakes

Big Data and Big Mistakes
Does “Big Data” equal Big Health Care—or just a Big Mess?

Longevity Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be

Longevity Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be
The science of life extension seems completely seductive—who wouldn’t want to enjoy a longer lifespan? But it comes with surprisingly huge costs.

Healthcare vs Diseasecare

Healthcare vs Diseasecare
In the traditional model of medicine, people visit the doctor when they’re sick or injured. But one of the most important fields of medicine today involves “predictive science:” learning well beforehand what will cause disease or injury, and treating it pro-actively. At the moment it sounds like science fiction.

The “New Doctor” Disease

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A new doctor, fresh out of a top residency and fellowship, wants all the right things at the wrong time.

How informed are doctors?

Outcome studies needed for medical devices
The answer is not obvious. Doctors know enormous amounts of data and have years of clinical experience. But what do they know about which devices and implants to use?

The great ones don’t look back

 Don't get distracted by mistakes but learn from them later.
In medicine, as with sports, it doesn’t help to be distracted by an unsuccessful approach as you are dealing with the immediate consequences. Practice being a Monday morning quarterback.

Could Artificial Intelligence end the Electronic Medical Record nightmare?

Medical version of Siri could assist doctors
Electronic medical records mean doctors and nurses spend too much time on data entry. Artificial Intelligence has long since solved highly formulaic situations and could prompt doctors to be better at their jobs.

How to advocate for your own health

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When it comes to treatment options, don't always believe what you read in the papers. Headlines are often generalities. Be your own advocate. Find out what will work for you.

Finding better ways to care for patients

Finding better ways to care for patients
In orthopedics, if you want to see what is truly possible right now, then you need only look at the type of care afforded to professional and elite athletes.

Focus on electronic records takes away from patient care

Focus on electronic records takes away from patient care
Go into any hospital today and notice that between every great nurse and patient sits a computer terminal. The quantified health movement has created the great digital divide, between the patient and everyone else.

Conservative care often isn't what it seems

Some tissues are best treated with surgical repair as soon as is practical.
Traditionally, conservative care meant non-operative care. However, these days, conservative care often means that the insurance company has only authorized physical therapy or medications. This is not necessarily in your best interest.
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