Computers Begin Taking Over

Soon computers will be diagnosing patients’ problems and answering their legal questions…

Watson, the “Jeopardy!”-playing computer system, is getting a job… WellPoint said it plans to use Watson’s data-crunching to help suggest treatment options and diagnoses to doctors. It is part of a far broader push in the health industry to incorporate computerized guidance into care, as doctors and hospitals adopt electronic medical records and other digital tools that can record, track and check their work.

 

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