ICC-CIM Day 2 Part 3

5:20: Awesome website – www.whfoods.org 4:40: The focus now shifts to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve patient outcomes. It is estimated that by 2020, the average clinician will be faced will 200x more data than the average brain can process. The solution? Be above average!

Seriously, one answer lies in artificial intelligence. With AI, relevant data can be sifted and complex patterns with previously unexpected associations can come to light. It's been developing since the 1970s.

Do you remember Watson, the AI computer that got all the press for playing as a contestant on "Jeopardy"?  Well, since earlier this year, Watson has been employed at Sloan-Kettering for diagnosing and treating lung cancer and also at the Cleveland Clinic in medical education.

I saw an example of one such system, Salugenius, and it was quite impressive in scope, cross-referencing specific patient health data with the latest research to create a patient health profile that was more comprehensive than most I've seen, right down to supplement contraindications and dietary possibilities.  Did you know that if you smoke and take beta-carotene, your chance of getting cancer goes up to 79%?

None of this is meant to take the place of doctors or clinicians, but rather to give them more time with their patients and allow them access to more potentially pertinent information that would be possible to glean on their own.

4:25: Non-Fun Fact:  The fourth leading cause of death in the United States is improperly prescribed medications.