David Bouwman, M.D. retired on May 31, having served 38 years in the department of surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine. David Ellis made marginal contributions toward Bouwman's advancement of the technology and pedagogy of surgica...
July 16, 2013
Accelerating medical discovery hinders health literacy and patient safety, especially in the developing world. We believe that the situation is temporary and that increasingly smart technology eventually will obviate the need for human functional ...
January 22, 2013
Acceleration renders innovation unmanageable to the human brain, but not to artificial intelligence. Fairly soon, hospitals must and will devolve more and more authority, including even clinical authority, to machines, and should be prepared for s...
September 18, 2012
When a medical supply company starts marketing its products to surgeons, surgeons start wanting those products despite a lack of evidence that they improve outcomes. Over time, some new devices prove their worth; others are discarded, and money is...
May 15, 2012
An artificial intelligence system, Dr. Watson will soon see anyone, anywhere, at any time, and deliver better quality diagnoses at lower cost than any other doctor.
June 9, 2011