If Hippocrates lived today, he would put forward a basic set of ethical and behavioral guidelines – a code, if you will – by which healthcare ought to be practiced. Four simple tenets define the …Continue reading
How AI Will Assist PCPs with Diagnostics
I asked ChatGPT (4.0) to write an article on the benefits of AI available to primary care physicians making diagnosis decisions. By requesting several “regenerations” of the responses I was able to construct from pieces …Continue reading
NtC 2: While the World Changes Can Healthcare Keep Up?
In 1991 about 40% of the world’s population, or 2 billion people, lived in poverty. In 2022 the world’s population surpassed 8 billion, yet 1.75 billion people, or 25%, lived in poverty. With economic …Continue reading
OpenAI: AI and Mammography Screening for Breast Cancer
OpenAI: How can artificial intelligence tools help radiologists identify potential breast cancer using mammography scans? Artificial intelligence (AI) tools can help radiologists identify potential breast cancer using mammography scans in several ways. Some of the …Continue reading
NtC 1 – Navigating the Code: An Introduction
Many books review in painful detail the problems with the U.S. healthcare system, but few suggest incremental, easily implemented, and realistic solutions. It is doubtful that radically changing a $4 trillion, 19% of GDP health …Continue reading
OpenAI: Will Digital Workers Replace Human Workers?
It is possible that some human jobs may be replaced by digital workers or artificial intelligence (AI) in the future, but it is also important to note that many new jobs will likely be created …Continue reading
Look to the EU for Generic Versions of Expensive Brand Name Drugs
U.S. Patent protection for drugs lasts 20 years, although most pharmaceutical companies only get the medication to market after as much as half of that time has already elapsed. This exclusive period to sell the …Continue reading
OpenAI: Is There Too Much Patient Data in Electronic Health Records?
It depends on the context. In some cases, too much patient data can be a burden on clinicians, making it difficult to find the most important information. In other cases, more data can be beneficial, …Continue reading
Smart Benefit vs. Cost Data Collection
As a young disease-chasing EIS officer at the CDC, my managers instructed me to weigh the benefit of data collection versus its cost. When collecting patient survey information during a disease outbreak investigation, I kept …Continue reading
Medications Are a National Security Issue
Over the past several years, patients experienced medication shortages that included cancer drugs, antibiotics for sepsis, and, most recently, over-the-counter pediatric analgesics. Worried parents with children suffering from RSV or the flu are purchasing $4 …Continue reading