Penn prof weighs in on 'desktop medicine'

Jason Karlawish was interviewed for an article in The New York Times about desktop medicine, a medical model based on risk analysis. According to Dr. Karlawish, desktop medicine features “clinical actuarial correlation” —  statistical models in which doctors can collect information from patients based on their history and clinical tests in order to predict a patient’s risk of developing a certain condition. In this manner, risk becomes disease and medicine moves from the bedside of the sick patient to the desktop of the well, but worried, patient. The New York Times article.