…patients can communicate their condition to an emotionally reactive avatar through their phone, desktop, or TV. The avatar asks the patient simple questions, and if programmed by a doctor, it can answer questions too—such as what a diabetes patient with high blood-sugar readings should eat that day.
Many medical diagnostic and therapy procedures lend themselves well to Artificial Intelligence Expert Systems. If used well technology has the potential to improve outcomes and reduce costs (massively reduce costs). Entrenched interests will resist this by all means available including legislation and crippling regulation.