Data v Doctors: What does the future hold for the medical profession?

23 Nov 2016

Greg McEwen has spoken to Digital Health Age about the rapid progression in wearable health devices and accuracy of diagnoses. He discusses how it is evolving the role of a GP quite dramatically and what it is doing to consumers' trust in human medical decisions.


"...with the progression of the 21st century, the world of big data has slowly begun to invade and chip away at the notion of the doctor as sole diagnostician and decision maker…the average patient today is capable of walking into their local GP surgery already equipped with the tools to monitor issues such as their heart rate, nutritional intake and sleep pattern before even speaking to the doctor…Take for example, the recent update to guidelines by the Royal College of Surgeons, who recommended that doctors no longer directly tell patients which medical treatment they must have.”


To read Greg's full article and to be redirected to the Digital Health Age website, please click here.




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