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Re: Proof of possession

From: Stone, Matt <matt.stone@pearson.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:57:24 -0600
Message-ID: <CA+w1=RSTPRzUVk0cedN=zv_-anCjA95M4CcrXGm=mVwUvHqg-g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Cc: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 9:52 AM, Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>

> why only do one test if the computers can do a bunch simply using
> additional algorithms?

optimally, doctors should be practicing evidence based medicine where
specific tests are run​ to treat a specific concern.  The best doctors are
taught to run tests that will influence their treatment plan.  Medicine
still requires the judgment of a medical professional, and the increasing
reliance on algorithms is making a generation of health care providers who
don't understand their patients or the context of their findings.

In the last 30yrs in the US, the shotgun approach to testing has often
resulted in findings that are unusual, where treatment is offered, but not
actually required.  Medicine as a statistical model will only work when it
includes full behavioral and social-economical and genetic factors and
we're not even close.  There needs to be much better micro-populations to
know what "normal" is relative to he patient sitting in the clinic.

To address your concern, we'd be better off granting doctors more time with
patients and reducing the bureaucratic, administrative, coding, billing
tasks in the EMR that used to be done by support staff and let them be
Doctors again.

Matt Stone
Received on Thursday, 16 June 2016 15:57:51 UTC

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