Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again

Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again

by Eric Topol MD


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A Science Friday pick for book of the year, 2019

One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care

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.

Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, Deep Medicine shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541644632
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 137,192
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Eric Topol, MD, is a world-renowned cardiologist, Executive Vice-President of Scripps Research, founder of a new medical school and one of the top ten most cited medical researchers. The author of The Patient Will See You Now and The Creative Destruction of Medicine, he lives in La Jolla, CA.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Chapter 1 Introduction to Deep Medicine 1

Chapter 2 Shallow Medicine 23

Chapter 3 Medical Diagnosis 41

Chapter 4 The Skinny On Deep Learning 59

Chapter 5 Deep Liabilities 89

Chapter 6 Doctors and Patterns 111

Chapter 7 Clinicians Without Patterns 137

Chapter 8 Mental Health 165

Chapter 9 Al and Health Systems 183

Chapter 10 Deep Discovery 209

Chapter 11 Deep Diet 233

Chapter 12 The Virtual Medical Assistant 255

Chapter 13 Deep Empathy 283

Acknowledgments 311

Notes 313

Index 357

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