While expanding the scope for "regulation" of technology appears contrary to what silicon valley wants you to believe, there is enough merit in it. I am linking to a fascinating discussion around it on YouTube and highlighting specific issues from the transcript: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsaIqlwOSa8 And how do we want to balance the privacy that we care … Continue reading System Error
This post was "inspired" by an editorial from Scientific American (and I am riding its coattails) because I needed someone to call out the broken process. The essay does make some generalisations, however. Yet, it is still relevant because we, as scientists (and clinicians) owe it to our patients who look up to us. We … Continue reading Good science, Bad Science: Why don’t we get a “cure” for cancer?
(The highlights appear in standard text as bulleted lists while my comments appear as block quotes). Page 1 In those early days, hospital registrars would source paper charts to abstract tumor cases into hospital registries. During the annual Call for Data, years of completed cases were submitted to the NCDB via mailing floppy disks. This … Continue reading National Cancer Database: The Past, Present, and Future of the Cancer Registry and Its Efforts to Improve the Quality of Cancer Care
Incorporating the Artificial Intelligence in healthcare has several issues. I stumbled on an excellent post in HBR that lists the key deficiency of AI- it is a black box. For all its deficiencies, AI and machine learning will never explain a process of "inclusion and exclusion" or why it came to a decision the way … Continue reading #AI #ML in healthcare: Will the twain ever meet?