Fwd: Interesting report on Watson as a diagnostitian

Xavier Prida dr.xavier.prida at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 15 19:30:05 UTC 2016


Today's Online JAMA discusses the EHR:

*Evolutionary Pressures on the Electronic Health Record: Caring for
Complexity   <http://click.skem1.com/click?c5mwa-3uvfjh-1b6enk80>*

*JAMA*. Published online August 15, 2016. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.9538

On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 2:36 PM, Mark Graber <graber.mark at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks to Ted Winslow for forwarding the story about Watson’s catching a
> diagnostic error.  If anyone knows the real details, I’d be interested.  If
> Watson really did ‘save the day’ in this case, that’s a pretty impressive
> feather in its cap.
>
> Mark
>
>
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> *From: *Edward Winslow <edbjwinslow at gmail.com>
> *Subject: **Interesting report on Watson as a diagnostitian*
> *Date: *August 15, 2016 at 2:26:05 PM EDT
> *To: *"Art Papier, MD" <apapier at visualdx.com>, Mark Graber <
> graber.mark at gmail.com>, "Paul L. Epner" <paul.epner at improvediagnosis.org>
>
> Team,
> I am well aware that "The plural of anecdote is not data", but this is an
> interesting anecdote.
>
> There was also a report on improvement in EHR. I wonder whether Art & Ted
> might want to look at how the EHR, as currently configured, might interfere
> with the diagnostic process by making thinking more difficult because
> clinicians (physicians) get frustrated with all the detritus in the EHR. We
> have discussed this some over the past few months.
>
> Best
> Ted
> --
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> "The only thing new in the world is the history that you don't know"
>        Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of US (1945-1953)
>
>
> "... it can be argued that underinvestment in assessing the past is likely
> to
> lead to faulty estimates and erroneous prescriptions for future action."
>         Eli Ginzberg, 1997
>
>
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