AI

Artificial Intelligence, AI, especially those large language systems (e.g., ChatGPT), is gaining much traction. When “teaching for the test,” one system passed the US Medical License Exam – a three-component test necessary to earn an MD degree in the US. Will doctors be among the first white-collar (coat?) workers to be replaced by automation?
Humans, trained to become radiologists, must pass a series of examinations to demonstrate their ability to accurately read and interpret images to be “board certified.” The training typically last five or more years; artificial intelligence has been training to take over the reading of these images for at least that long. This month, researchers asked an AI system to take radiology’s board exam; the results are not pretty.
EPIC is arguably THE electronic health record system in the US with the most significant market share (56% of all patient records). Countless millions of federal money have passed into their corporate coffers during our transition to digital record keeping. Artificial intelligence, which is more sizzle than steak, at least medical care has been held out as a grail where the data held in electronic health records could be fashioned to improve medical care. A study from JAMA updates us on that particular marriage.
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Can artificial intelligence improve discharge planning? Has AI finally found a role in day-to-day healthcare? The answer is a tentative maybe.
Using an AI algorithm researchers can use electrocardiograms to tell us our gender and age. Have they found a Magic 8-ball of health?
The current troubles plaguing the giant airline manufacturer reveal that a greater societal problem. We are increasingly the servant -- rather than the master -- of our technologies.
Over 300,000 chest X-rays are unread after 30 days and the answer to the holdup is not more technology. The solution begins by asking why so many X-rays were ordered in the first place.