2011-04-07 -- Expert Systems in Medicine

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Expert Systems: Artificial Intelligence and Medicine History 451 April 7, 2011 Prof. November
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Medicine in the Early 1960s What’s going on in America (early ’60s) Cold War Civil Rights Movement ’50s consensus still holds in the middle class Broad demand for improved access to quality care No going back to pre-WWII status quo Insurance and “private social security” Effort to manage medicine presents an information- management problem of gigantic proportions
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NIH and the Ledley-Lusted Vision Robert Ledley and Lee Lusted envision a heavily computerized medicine National Institutes of Health tries to realize this vision Huge direct investment of federal resources James Shannon’s hope of building “biomedicine” Introducing computers to biomedicine proves challenging
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Why Aren’t Doctors Using Computers? Traditionally mathematics not a major part of medical training curricula Pre-med through residency Some simple statistical methods used No engineering training Medical data itself is often problematic Difficult to quantify Relatively few standards of measurement Much data is complex and dynamic
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Towards a Rational Biomedicine Ledley and Lusted: giving researchers and physicians computers will change their behavior They will become more logical and rational just by learning to use computers effectively Large, centralized computers will also change institutional behavior
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course HIST 451 taught by Professor November during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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