Is the relationship evolving to doctor patient computer?
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The decision-making process in the healthcare ecosystem is evolving from a dipolar structure to a tripolar one, mostly because of such factors as the enormous increase in available diagnostic data and the availability of much of this data to patients before the actual consultation occurs. The traditional twosome of physician and patient now seems to have gained a permanent third wheel ... the computer.
Dr. Dafna Sheinwald, IBM Research Haifa, presents a lecture on "The Future of Healthcare" at the IBM Research Colloquium which includes some insights on the evolution of the doct
The Colloquium's events featured talks on the transformation of the decision-making process in healthcare by Jonathan Halevy of Shaaeri Zedek Medical Center and Dieter Enzmann, Chair of Radiology at UCLA; discussions on the evolution of medicine through genetic insight by Itsik Peer of Columbia University and Boaz Carmeli of IBM Research Haifa; and a demo of how Watson and the DeepQA technology can impact the way doctors diagnose and treat patients by Herbert Chase, Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons. 2:16