PR: How big data leads to diagnosis


Physicians usually diagnose like this nowadays: They examine the patient and talk to him about his problems, they compare his symptoms to disease pictures they know, and, in complex cases, they research the literature or bring in colleagues. But could it happen in the future that physicians simply collect the patient data and feed it into an algorithm that then names the most likely diagnoses? Unlikely. Read in our Topic of the Month what data-based diagnostics could look like nevertheless.

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Article last time updated on 01.08.2018.

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