Khosla: Video visits aren’t new technology, just the same doctors making same subjective …

The next generation of digital health offerings will use machine learning to treat patients more effectively, but it’s still a decade away, according to Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, who spoke at Partners HealthCare’s Connected Health Symposium in Boston this week. Khosla said no one can deny medicine has improved over the past 50 years, but it could be much better. One area ripe for improvement is error rates. “The error rates in medicine, if you look at the Institute of Medicine studies, are about the same as if Google’s self driving car was allowed to drive if it only had one accident per week,” Khosla said. “I’m not talking about the best doctors, I’m talking about the median doctor or the below median doctors — the bottom 50 percent of doctors.” The technology being…


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