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Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship–the heart of medicine–is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In Deep Medicine, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard.

Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again | Eric Topol | Basic Books | 2019 | 400 pages | ISBN: 978-1541644649


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Eric Topol, MD, is a leading cardiologist who has embraced the study of genomics and the latest advances in technology to treat chronic disease. Professionally, he is the Founder and Director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute in La Jolla, California, Chief Academic Officer for Scripps Health, a Professor of Genomics at The Scripps Research Institute, and a Senior Consultant at the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Scripps Clinic. He also is editor-in-chief of Medscape and, and the author of several bestselling books on digital health care. Biography


Reading vector imageTelemedicine is Essential Amid the COVID-19 Crisis and After It, by Eric Topol, MD, Guest Contributor. The Economist, March 31, 2020