𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸𝙁𝘼𝙎𝙏. At the recent STAT Breakthrough Summit, Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla predicted that “Within 5 to 6 years, the FDA will approve a primary care app qualified to practice medicine like your primary care physician.”
“Qualified” is an interesting qualifier in this context. 😊
This raises a question from ThinkGen’s perspective: Is the practice of medicine an art or a science?
We at ThinkGen have worked on projects where we’ve asked doctors this exact question. Some physicians note that it’s both: “Otherwise a computer would be treating patients.”
And some physicians note that when the data clearly supports one intervention, then it’s a science: “Art tends to factor in when there are multiple choices.”
This raises another question: How often does the data support only one intervention?
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