Books  |  ,   |  March 12, 2019

Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again

Book by Eric Topol, MD.
Published by Basic Books.
400 pages.

One of America’s top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care.

Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship–the heart of medicine–is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In Deep Medicine, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard. Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, Deep Medicine shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Deep Medicine
  • Shallow Medicine
  • Medical Diagnosis
  • The Skinny On Deep Learning
  • Deep Liabilities
  • Doctors and Patterns
  • Clinicians Without Patterns
  • Mental Health
  • Al and Health Systems
  • Deep Discovery
  • Deep Diet
  • The Virtual Medical Assistant
  • Deep Empathy

About the Author

Eric Topol, MD, is a world-renowned cardiologist, Executive Vice-President of Scripps Research, founder of a new medical school and one of the top ten most cited medical researchers. The author of The Patient Will See You Now and The Creative Destruction of Medicine, he lives in La Jolla, CA.