"This is a revolutionary shift. Once upon a time, medicine was a discipline based on the nuanced diagnosis and treatment of sick patients. Now, Big Data, networked computers and a culture obsessed with knowing its numbers have moved medicine from the bedside to the desktop (or laptop). The art of medicine is becoming the science of an insurance actuary."
Statins by Numbers - NYTimes.com (via fred-wilson)
I would disagree, more importantly I see information, small, medium or big as a compliment to modern medicine. Further more, where are these bed side doctors that they speak of? Dr have been going to google for years, we are finally bringing google to the doctors.