Dr. Gurpreet Dhaliwal, A Prairie Graduate, Featured In New York Times

Dr. Gurpreet Dhaliwal, a 39-year-old medical doctor is "considered one of the most skillful clinical diagnosticians in practice today."

When you are good, you're good.

And Dr. Gurpreet Dhaliwal, a graduate of the Prairie School, is one of the best clinical diagnosticians practicing today, according to a New York Times story.

Dhaliwal gleans most of his expertise by reading medical journals and attending case conferences, but he also uses a diagnostic checklist program to cover his bases. With IBM developing a computer to handle medical diagnostics much as its Watson computer handled trivia in Jeopardy, the question is there: Will we still need the doctors?

According to the story:

Just how special is Dr. Dhaliwal’s talent? More to the point, what can he do that a computer cannot? Will a computer ever successfully stand in for a skill that is based not simply on a vast fund of knowledge but also on more intangible factors like intuition?

To read more, click on the link: For Second Opinion, Consult a Computer?


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