Technicians, that are not MDs, that give a reading, dx, px, interpretation or advice can soon find themselves unemployed. .
This is exactly right! Medical Technicians who perform many of the tests are well-trained (most with two to four years of training specific to their area of expertise) and know how to interpret tests. One of the reasons they don't interpret is that the physician is looking at both the information provided by the specific test, say an MRI, and fitting that into the big picture of the patient's overall diagnosis.
Also, HIPAA patient confidentiality regulations are strictly adhered to. A medical clinic in my area found through tracking of computer access records that some employees had looked up medical information on patients not their own--friends, family members, others--and were summarily fired. !7 in all.
Also, healthcare organizations are very strict about
following rules written into your job descript
ion. Many employees of Mayo Clinic were fired last year because they declined to get a flu shot. The flu shot requirement is more to protect patients with lowered immune systems rather than protecting the employee.
And many medical research institutions are in boiling hot water over fudged study results, accepting monies from outside organizations that may skew their results, and other skullduggery.
Medical test results are available fasting then ever, but patient patience is still a virtue.
For purposes of full disclosure, I worked in the medical trenches for 40 years.