Arnold Milstein & Eric J. Topol –

Artificial intelligence (AI) research for medical applications has largely focused on image pattern recognition or electronic health record (EHR) data. EHR data inputs include what clinicians order and what they document that they did. But the physical actions that comprise what clinicians actually did for patients can differ: one study showed almost half of physician medical record entries documenting the extent of their physical examinations of emergency room patients were not substantiated by an independent physician observer. Meanwhile, the absence of a patient-maintained EHR counterpart means that data on self-care assigned to patients or caregivers between clinician contacts are not captured.

Read the full article in The Lancet.