Some fear that technology will make medicine more rote, less human. What if the opposite is true? As advancements like artificial intelligence begin to outperform humans for diagnostic accuracy and therapeutic effectiveness, physicians can focus on the “art of medicine.” Relationships are more easily built on the trust and mutual respect of facile access. Resiliency—the foundation of good health--is fostered by technology’s shift of the balance of power to patients and its potential to reinforce healthy thoughts and habits.
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