The Optimized Doctor

The Optimized Doctor

Machine learning melanoma

Can melanoma be diagnosed from an app? A Stanford University team believes so.

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How many calories are there in a cheeseburger? (Yes, I too am looking forward to a svelter 2017). The answer, according to my new assistant, is...

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Digital Doctor

There were many books I read in 2016 that I found relevant and helpful for the practice of medicine as modern physicians. Here were some of my...

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There are plenty of things to tip us doctors into burnout. We are not alone in the burnout epidemic, but we are overrepresented. Mindfulness...

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‘Thank you, EMR!’

“Thank you, EMR!” Said no doctor. Ever. At least up until now. For years, we have had to put up with these machines in our exam rooms, distracting...


Quality or convenience: Pick one

Direct-to-consumer teledermatology is convenient, but the quality is low and runs counter to the trend toward better care coordination and...