Sintchenko V, Coiera E. The case for including microbial sequences in the electronic health record. Nat Med 29, 22–25 (2023). DOI: 10.1038/s41591-022-02157-8

Integrating microbial sequencing data into electronic health records, while presenting privacy concerns, will improve patient care and population health and will expand the secondary uses of such data. The growing availability of microbial genomes sequenced for health care rather than research raises the question of whether such data should be included in an individual’s electronic

Coiera E, Liu S. Evidence synthesis, digital scribes, and translational challenges for artificial intelligence in healthcare. Cell Reports Medicine. 2022 Dec;12. Doi: 10.1016/j.xcrm.2022.100860.

Summary: Healthcare has well-known challenges with safety, quality, and effectiveness, and many see artificial intelligence (AI) as essential to any solution. Emerging applications include the automated synthesis of best-practice research evidence including systematic reviews, which would ultimately see all clinical trial data published in a computational form for immediate synthesis. Digital scribes embed themselves in the