Right now, the technology exists to completely transform healthcare.
A doctor should be able to walk into the room where a patient is waiting for them and get everything they need to make an informed decision about that patient’s care.
Location-based technology should sense the doctor approaching and already know which patient is waiting for them. A computer or a tablet in the room should have access to thousands of data points on that patient (past hospital visits, surgeries, and allergies, the results of recent tests such as x-rays or cultures, the notes of the nurse who just triaged them) and yet be able to synthesize that data in such a way that is useful to the doctor. Relevant assessments of risk, such as the TIMI score of a patient who is complaining of chest pain, should be automatically fed to the screen. Artificial intelligence should make a suggestion to the doctor on a possible diagnosis, while providing them ready access to the information they need to explore other possibilities.