Oct 10, Sai Bala
It is high time to recognize that being a shrewd clinician is no longer a sufficient product for the demands of the healthcare market today. The scope of medicine today for a physician has gone far beyond resolving complex medical problems, and demands a higher understanding of multidisciplinary skill sets, most important of which are finance and legal theory. In these aspects, the US medical education system direly under-prepares physicians, and thus requires a thorough reevaluation.
Oct 9, Claudia Williams
Robust exchange of health information is absolutely critical in improving health care quality and lowering costs. In the last few months, government leaders at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have advanced ambitious policies to make interoperability a reality. Overall, this is a great thing, but there are places where DC regulators need help from the frontlines to understand what will really work. With the comment periods now closed, here’s a high-level look at what lies ahead.
Oct 7, Saurabh Jha
Despite an area under the ROC curve of 1, Cassandra’s prophecies were never believed. She neither hedged nor relied on retrospective data – her predictions, such as the Trojan war, were prospectively validated. In medicine, a new type of Cassandra has emerged—AI and deep learning algorithms who don’t know for sure but act, and act in vain. Prediction is medicine’s Greek Tragedy. At the end of the day, prediction is useless, causing imprecise action that responds bluntly to imprecise information.