What’s Digitization Doing to Health Care? New software is industrializing medicine by turning doctors into data entry clerks—and making them suicidally depressed in the process. In more ways than one, medicine is dying. A 2015 article in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that almost a third of medical school graduates become clinically depressed upon beginning their residency training. That rate increases to almost half by the end of their first year.