Utility of AI that no one thinks about.
Recruit patients for trials using AI.
A few days ago, Ignacio H. Medrano had the best interview of his life.
It was conducted by a very young doctor named Mustafa.
Who is British.
You can find it on Ignacio H. Medrano’s LinkedIn profile if you ever want to waste time on the internet instead of doing what you should be doing, like reading a classic, making love, or playing with your children.
Ignacio tried to explain to him that one of the worst things about doctors and technology is that they tend to be quite bipolar.
They are either all in or all out.
Either everything is terrible and going horribly wrong.
Or they love it and want it all, unlimited and forever, with licenses for life, or else they hate you for being an exploitative company.
Ignacio has been in this field for years and still hasn’t learned from engineers, who are capable of improving a little bit each day.
Kaizen, which means “a little better every day” in Japanese.
But the AI tools that are already coming and will be coming in the future will be like this.
Gradually getting better, until one day, without even realizing it, Ignacio won’t stop using them.
This happened with GPS. They just don’t remember.
The other day, at one of Savana’s hospitals, doctors were writing their clinical records differently, thinking ahead so that when they use Savana to reuse them, it will work better.
We feel like we’re already getting there.
Closing the circle.
Doctors changing their way of writing so that AI can interpret it better, and in turn, it benefits them to locate patients.
So if you want to see a demo of our unique tool, Savana Manager v4, which can build you a database with the clinical variables you want, from medical records, all from the comfort of your own home and in convenient monthly payments, it’s here.
PS. From home.
PS 2 Unique in the world.
PS 3 You create the variables you want and find patients.
But why is it actually better to conduct research with AI?
My father used to print emails, underline them, and file them in blue folders.
He must have been going through a digital transformation.
Because most people transform things into digital to do the same thing they used to do by hand.
But spending more money and having a few bad times.
In other words, they believe that going digital means doing the same thing as before, but wired.
That’s because they think of the word digital: diiiiiigiiiiitaaaaaal.
But they don’t think of the other: transformation. Trannnnssssformation. Transformaaaaaation.
Thinking differently. Acting differently. Living differently.
Stopping wasting hours and hours.
Avoiding repetition. Seeing beyond.
You can´t imagien how many people you introduce to a technology that can read thousands of variables (all variables) of a patient.
And they ask you about survival at 3 months. And if they have high blood pressure.
OK. They haven’t understood.
That having thousands of variables allows you to group phenotypes in new ways.
Cluster clinical responses based on reality.
Predict who will respond to A and B. Be precise.
How is it done?
I’ll explain it to you in 30 minutes.
Ethics Committee encourages investigating without consent.
The day I realized I had ADHD, I started crying.
I cried and cried like a child and it took me a while to stop.
It was the relief of tears.
It was my first day of rotation in the Neuropediatrics clinic.
The pediatrician started asking the parents questions to see if that child had it.
And I realized that I answered positively to all the questions.
It turns out that during College I hadn’t noticed or studied it or anything.
So that day, all of a sudden, I understood why I had lost countless keys, wallets, flights, and girlfriends in my life.
I understood why in my damn life I had been able to listen to an entire lesson.
And why I had to study walking around the room like one of those crazy zoo tigers, making a superhuman effort.
We ADHD people have some good things.
Besides being funny and creative by force, we are great detectors of a good communicator.
If someone catches my attention, he must be amazing.
Like the other day Federico de Montalvo.
A law professor who left me stunned, gobsmacked, and stupefied with his overpowering Jesuit rhetoric.
His clarity of ideas.
And a thesis that was very clear and impeccably defended:
To investigate without informed consent whenever the data is pseudonymized (it doesn’t even have to be anonymized) is not ethical; not doing so is an attack against the duty as a society.
I had an intellectual orgasm with Federico.
He told me later that he had heard a lot about me, so I’m going to ask him to do things with him.
Write down his name because there are few like him.
Although maybe you already knew him.
Apparently, he got out a lot with COVID because he is a member of the Ethical Commitee at Unesco.
And me without having a damn idea who he was.
That’s because ADHD people don’t watch TV.
By the way.