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Changing expectations: Preparing the physician of the future

by Harry Greenspun, MD, Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Deloitte Services LP

My oldest son Benjamin and I have shared a lot of great experiences, including playing in a rock band together. When he decided long ago that he wanted to follow in my footsteps and be a doctor, I knew what was in store for him. He worked incredibly hard through high school and then tirelessly in college.

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Researchers are using new sources of data in the fight against cancer

by Doug Beaudoin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Because cancer is caused by multiple mutations, researchers have long recognized that cancer is not one disease that can be treated with one single therapy. Even cancers of the same tissue or organ vary significantly in their molecular details and respond differently to treatments. Cancer patients have different genetic makeups, both in their healthy cells and in their tumors.

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Teaching health care consumers to sing

by Bill Copeland, Vice Chairman, US Life Sciences & Health Care, National Industry Leader, Deloitte LLP

When I was a teenager, I really enjoyed playing my Martin D-18 acoustic guitar at parties, with my church group band, and with friends in the garage. I practiced a lot, but there was no amount of practice that could fix my singing. I always had to be careful not to sing too loud because my dog,

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The rise of the chief cognitive officer

by Dan Housman, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

In a recent blog post titled ‘A computer that allows the doctor to be more human’ Toby Cosgrove, the CEO of the Cleveland Clinic stated “It may sound odd, but technology like Watson will make health care less robotic and more human.” The reasoning behind putting an AI through a version of medical school is that human physicians can’t possibly read and process the exponentially growing volumes of clinical trials,

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Drones may speed up diagnosis for HIV

by Doug Beaudoin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Malawi is testing a program that uses drones to increase access to HIV testing in babies. High costs and inaccessible roads in remote areas are a few reasons HIV testing and diagnosis may be slow and delay access to antiretroviral treatment.

Malawi has one of the highest rates of HIV in the world,

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Getting to real value in health care

by Mitch Morris, MD, Vice Chairman and Global Leader, Health Care Sector, Deloitte LLP

How will the future unfold for health care in the US? While no one can predict how rapidly the industry will change over the next years and decades, major transformation is in the offing. Next week, leaders from across the US life sciences and health care industry will join Deloitte at the Financial Times (FT) US Healthcare &

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