For years, AI researchers have focused their energy on developing algorithms capable of sharpening or rapidly replicating a doctor’s own judgment. When it comes to pain, though, patients’ own judgement can be just as important, if not more so, in understanding a condition.
A patient’s experience provides a level of nuance that doctors — and many technologies — struggle to capture.
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Erin is a California-based health tech reporter who focuses on Silicon Valley power players. She is the co-author of STAT’s health tech newsletter.