Throughout 2019, the transformation of diagnostic technology has been centered around machine learning, maximizing patient value, and the needs of those with chronic ailments and diseases. As technology advances, so does the ability to diagnose and treat, whether in the ICU or over the phone.
People have all sorts of reasons for not getting a flu shot each year—there aren’t any clinics nearby, some people may hate needles, others aren’t sure if it’s worth it, some people may be afraid it’s unsafe, many may not have time, and most of us just plain forget.
Fundamentally, doctors are blind without diagnostic tools. “It’s like looking for someone in a cave without any light,” says Dr. Mark Miller, Chief Medical Officer at bioMérieux. “You have no idea where you are.”