Who owns a patient’s medical records? While the answer might initially seem both simple and obvious, the truth has proven to be more complicated. While a patient is the subject of his/her medical information, it is customarily the physician who creates and stores a patient’s record.
The rapidly growing field of Artificial Intelligence (AI)—a field of computer science that seeks to perform and directly mimic tasks that generally require human intelligence—has developed a series of techniques that have been applied in cardiovascular medicine.
While the field of technology is incontrovertibly experiencing rapid progression, recent publications regarding electronic reporting demonstrate that there is still room for significant development and growth.
Data has confirmed that capturing real-time reports of cancer patients’ symptoms between physician visit has concrete, tangible health benefits—yet cancer researchers have expressed that technological and financial barriers hinder doctors from a widespread adoption of the practice.