We need tools that can help us – both clinicians and patients – make better healthcare decisions. Yet in order to do so, those tools need to “think like we do”. The key to natural intelligence is not simply “X is better than Y”, but rather carrying out sequences of decisions over time. To best assist us, our clinical computing tools should try to conduct the same process. Such an approach is closely linked to future developments across the broader healthcare spectrum: cognitive computing, smart homes, cyborg clinicians, and robotics.