ABCDE criteria non ideal for pediatric melanoma diagnosis By Helen Albert.

Licensed from medwireNews with permission from Springer Health care Ltd. All rights reserved. Neither of the ongoing parties endorse or suggest any commercial products, services, or equipment.. ABCDE criteria non ideal for pediatric melanoma diagnosis By Helen Albert, Senior medwireNews Reporter Conventional requirements for diagnosing melanoma may not be accurate in children and adolescents, suggest results published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.We measure many things that have no worth to patients, while much of what patients do value, including our attention, remains unmeasurable. Why, Wachter asks, do we do nothing comparable in health care? In a moving passage, Wachter speaks with a renowned surgeon who once spent his evenings before surgery reading his notes on the next day’s patients. No longer. His notes have already been rendered uselessly homogeneous by the tyranny of clicks and auto-populated fields. I cannot actually picture their faces. The blanks on our displays could be filled with phrases, but the process of understanding cannot be auto-populated. Perhaps existence without the EHR will soon be unimaginable. But the technology will support and improve medical care only when it evolves with techniques that help, rather than hinder, us in synthesizing, analyzing, thinking critically, and telling the complete stories of our patients..