Modern practice of medicine absolutely does make doctors into data entry clerks. Big data is telling them what works, what doesn't, improving diagnosis and treatment, the volume of data and pace of discovery are such that no human being could possibly keep up with it in the traditional med school + residency + practice & annual CE fashion. If your doctor isn't "jacked into the cloud," you're not getting the best out of modern medicine.
This is ABSOLUTELY not to say that the best medical care comes from doctors who attempt to practice cloud connected medicine, effectiveness of practitioners varies tremendously, and the best traditional doctors are far far better than the worst "big data" based doctors - but, if you think you might need a procedure performed, it's probably best to consult with an MD who is "up on the cloud" in your area of need, and simultaneously guaranteed NOT to profit from you going ahead with the decision to have an expensive procedure performed.
I'm not sure that I believe this. For one thing, anything that is "in the cloud" I can look up myself. For another thing, sometimes solving a patient's healthcare problem is more about being a good problem solver than knowing the latest and greatest anything. I once had extreme pain when urinating. All of the symptoms pointed towards one of two things: an STD or a kidney stone. An expert system would have said kidney stone since I (being a basement dwelling Slashdot user) was not exposed to any STDs prior to the onset of the symptoms. Did I have a kidney stone? No. It turned out that I had a hernia that was not causing me any discomfort whatsoever. At least, it hadn't for years until it finally pushed against my urinary tract and caused a very serious kidney infection. Not being in the right risk category for a kidney infection, my doctor decided to do a full physical and that is when he discovered the cause of the problem. The expert system could only indicate where there was a symptomatic problem, the doctor found the asymptomatic cause of the entire mess.