According to a recent article in Newsweek
Magazine the answer is yes, but I don't think
all of the information has been gathered yet.
The article is entitled "The Doctor (Watson)
Will See You Now" and it generates some
interesting concerns. Over 80 percent of
illness is preventable and yet we only spend five percent of
health dollars on prevention. And, over 60 percent of adults
have a chronic disease with healthcare costs slated to reach
100 percent of our GNP by 2065, according to a leading
British economist. The current healthcare system is broken
and must be improved, but is artificial intelligence by itself
going to be the answer?
- First, one of the AI developers is working with the Cleveland Clinic, which could be good if it is the Cleveland Clinic group working on Functional Medicine.
- Secondly, the article admits that diabetes is reversible, but also indicated that it is rarely treated that way. This reminds me of a quote from Dr. Mark Hyman during a Senate Health Committee hearing when he said, "We will not solve the current health care crisis if we just continue to do the wrong things better." Here are a few things Dr. Hyman was referring to:
- We cannot continue to use outdated diagnostic tools that are only able to identify diseases that have already started. This is totally unacceptable when we now have proven tests that can find cells misbehaving five to ten years before a disease begins.
- And, why do we continue to treat the symptoms of illness with drugs that usually don't address the cause of the problem and often create terrible side effects?
Artificial Intelligence platforms can help to improve health
and reduce cost, but only if they use Functional Medicine
where the platform finds most disease before it starts (80
percent are preventable) and reverses the rest with only
safe, effective and less costly protocols based on Functional
Medicine. There is such a platform and it has now been
shown to reduce cost by over 15 percent per year. This was
accomplished by using an artificial intelligence wellness
platform with 20,000 employees over a five-year period.
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