[ExI] non-physician heal thyself

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 18:19:58 UTC 2017

On 29 March 2017 at 18:45, spike  wrote:
> I see this as a major shortcoming of our medical system: the medics are far
> under-specialized.  The specialists must start with a medical degree.  Of
> course they are too expensive, sheesh.  We could create a system where any
> prole with a high school degree could take a two or three year degree and
> learn every damn thing that can possibly go wrong with a foot or an ear.
> She doesn’t need a college degree and definitely doesn’t need a goddam
> medical school degree.  She could learn all the medications available, would
> see everything and get plenty of experience, would know when she needs to
> refer the patient on up.  We could easily employ plenty of people who would
> make a living wage and still end up with better care because we could afford
> to see them.  We would make super-specialized medical consultants the
> economic and functional equivalent to the place where you get a massage,
> only you wouldn’t get the blow job.  Unless you paid the extra.

Too much for one person to learn?? You need Dr Watson.......


IBM's Watson Is Tackling Healthcare With Artificial Intelligence
The company has been making a splash in AI, and its investments in the
healthcare industry are starting to produce results.
Mar 19, 2017

Dr. Watson, I presume...

Those investments appear to be paying off. Doctors at the University
of North Carolina School of Medicine provided Watson with the records
of 1,000 cancer patients, and it was able to provide treatment plans
that concurred with oncologists' actual recommendations in 99% of
cases. Additionally, Watson was able to provide additional options
missed by its human counterparts in 30% of the cases, having been
supplied with all the latest cancer research. This will provide
effective cancer treatment to a wider variety of patients than ever
before, while making every doctor with access to Watson a cancer

Now it's doctors facing unemployment!


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