Lancet Digital Health: Is the future of medical diagnosis in computer algorithms? (2)

6 May, 2019

Very interesting!

As already discussed, I see AI supplementing and not replacing human interface and responsibility.

This could be most useful in two circumstances

a) Resource poor and remote areas. However, for this algorithms would need to be separate and tailor made. Conventionally, the algorithms could ask for tests and resources not available in such areas

b) Difficult to diagnose cases. For this we would need to restrict use to doctors who are capable of understand the finer nuances and pitfalls

Sandeep Saluja


Sandeep Saluja is an Internist at Saran Ashram Hospital, Dayalbagh, Agra, India. He is also a Rheumatologist and was earlier with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He has volunteered to work in remote inaccesible parts of India for no personal or commercial reasons. He is a member of the HIFA working group on Information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines. Twitter: @doctorsaluja Email: doctorsaluja AT