Mark Thurow Posted over 1 year ago Do we rely too heavily on technology for medical diagnosis? Ibrahim, I think this concept of both practitioner and patient controlling inputs to produce a possible result is absolutely the right direction. I do see a problem, in that so much of our population is not comfortable with technology and I am not sure if they will provide that part of the inputs accurately. I think this has some fantastic aplications in distance treatment of patients or in using sealth care surrogates to expand our service networks and allow more in home attention and time with patients. It might not be M.D. with patient time, but surrogate with patient time that then translates to better information to MD and better use of MD time. Sounds optimal. I would love to see how you envision using this approach. As to the arrogance or Messiah complex of many in the health care profession, it is a difficult line to walk. I want a surgeon with b**ls made of iron and as big as grapefruits who is unflustered by whatever he or she meets while I am on the table. But before that, I want a diagnostician who is communicative and questioning and willing to second guess herself. And afterwards, I want a practitioner who is warm and caring and knows how to work with all the devils within my psyche to get me on my feet and on the mend in the fastest possible time.