Healthcare will always be a people-driven business, because there are simply some things a machine can’t do. Doctors and other medical professionals are able to listen to patients; they are able to comfort and console; and they can make creative leaps — after all, a machine is only as good as its programming.
But as technology gains more of a foothold in healthcare, the industry itself is shifting from a science to a practice. Here are three big ways technology is taking over healthcare.
One of the biggest ways technology is taking over healthcare is in the way patients are diagnosed. Ask a different doctor, get a different diagnosis is a trend that has gone on for far too long, and it could be dangerous.
In the United States, over 40,000 ICU patients die every year from misdiagnosis — that is roughly the same number of people who die from breast cancer.
Even worse, [Read more…]