AI in Healthcare - If you are a pessimist and revel in the gloom and doom the future may hold, robots and artificial intelligence (AI) can add a lot of fodder. Robots are mostly in manufacturing plants today, but their presence is growing in many other places, including hospitals, restaurants, retail stores, and homes. Millions of jobs will be replaced by...

(photo by Domenic Bahmann for The Washington Post) Below is an excerpt from Laughter really is the best medicine? In many ways, that’s no joke, written by Marlene Cimons for the Washington Post. “When people are funny, they attract other people, and community connectedness is the social currency for longevity,” says Edward Creagan, professor of medical oncology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine...

How other sectors are learning that the key to responding to social circumstances is deeper relationships with the citizens they serve In health care we’re obsessed with health. But what if we changed our focus? What if we looked at other sectors trying to respond to the social circumstances that impact their outcomes. What might we learn? Last week I published an...

I was asked to speaker at a recent AIMed conference, which as the name implies focuses on AI in medicine, and I was struck by one of the doctors talking about an $80M EMR application implementation. Having experience implementing enterprise ERP applications I was amazed at the number. It turns out this is not the high water mark with examples extending to...

When the Houston Astros famously became World Series Champions only a few years after being ranked one of the worst teams in baseball, they did so in part by embracing the latest science in predictive analytics. The lesson can be applied to healthcare. Baseball season has officially started and many of us are checking players’ projections and hoping for a great...