By Robert Pearl, M.D. | Forbes Healthcare Contributor | Stanford Faculty | Bestselling Author | Podcast Host | Former Permanente Medical Group CEO
Big Tech has had a surprisingly small impact on U.S. healthcare, so far.
Artificial intelligence, for example, outperforms physicians in many complex tasks (like reading mammograms and analyzing chest X-rays), yet AI remains woefully underused. Meanwhile, many have tried to spur operational efficiency using big-data analytics, but care delivery remains as inconsistent and ineffective as ever. Perhaps the most telling example of Big Tech’s struggles in medicine: 9 in 10 healthcare organizations still rely on fax machines to exchange important patient information.