In “Hacking Healthcare,” Tony Lawry explores our healthcare system and is left with valuable insights. Lawry, believes the system as a whole is broken, costs are exploding, and medical errors persist. All of this contributes to physician burnout and substandard care. Lawry argues the traditional healthcare model is outdated and unsustainable and advocates for disruptive technologies like AI and big data analytics to transform and “reboot” modern medicine.
The book examines successful examples of AI applications in healthcare, from catching deadly diagnosis errors to predicting patient deterioration weeks in advance. Lawry stresses that synthetic intelligence can complement human skills. He talks about his optimistic views on new roles for patients, doctors, and algorithms. Roadblocks to innovation are acknowledged as fast-rising solutions are discovered.
Lawry provides a futurist perspective on revamping our ailing system, proposing data-driven solutions to personalize care, automate tasks, enhance diagnosis, lower costs, and augment human abilities. For anyone concerned about healthcare, this vision of technology-enabled transformation is thought-provoking and hard to ignore.