Digital health can redefine medicine -- but will benefit from a wider ranger of investors, including those with deep healthcare expertise
Khosla claims that Google’s development of a driverless car is a challenge “two orders of magnitude more complex” than providing the right diagnosis. To me, this highlights what I see as the underlying disconnect — the mischaracterization of the fundamental problem to be solved.
Medicine isn’t (only) about inputting symptoms and receiving a diagnosis, it’s about trying to elicit symptoms, to understand why a patient is worried or concerned, to appreciate how a particular treatment approach is likely to work in the real world, to provide encouragement as a patient tries to deal with chronic illness.
Via Alex Butler, Valentina Jaramillo