- The key job of a doctor is to diagnose the disease with minimum symptoms.
- The key constraint in step 1 is the cost of medical tests.
2. Cost of medical tests: As discussed above, a doctor has to make a decision looking at the signs/symptoms. Doctors use medical tests (blood tests, scans etc.) to get additional information so that they can narrow down the domain of diseases.
- Availability of blood for testing
- Cost of diagnosis
- A machine can do precise division of blood, even into hundreds of equal parts and be efficient in doing the titrations, thus reducing the amount of blood required.
- Advances in medical technology can dramatically drive down the costs of medical tests.
A futuristic picture of tech-enabled medical diagnosis
- Blood testing devices that use minimal blood to do a wide range of blood tests, in little time, at a cheaper cost; and scanning devices that can do instant scans, like security check, at minimal cost.
- Technology tool for differential diagnosis — a tool that narrows down the diseases based on the symptoms and results of diagnosis.