Will Big Data Replace Your Doctor?

It’s a common complaint among doctors: “Who is making these healthcare policies? It couldn’t be real doctors, could it?” As a doctor “in the trenches” I wonder who these people are who influence our lawmakers.

I’m sure they care, but the ideas they come up with are so insane to those of us in the office and in the hospital, we sometimes wonder if they’re just messing with us. For example (indulge me for a minute; I’ll get to the point), Blue Cross requires us to enter data about our patients into their system.

Author: Peter Lipson


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