The terms “huge opportunity” and “game-changer” are often thrown around in discussions around AI (and especially generative AI). But without solid governance, the right partners, and a healthy balance between humans and technology, it’s never going to reach its potential, said our panelists.
“Nurses and doctors didn’t go to school to become data entry technicians; and yet, a lot times, that’s what we feel like we’re doing,” said Gregg Nicandri, MD. In this interview, he talks about how URMC is leveraging technology to offload some of the burden, and shares his thoughts on the evolving CMIO role and what it takes to successfully drive change.
Clinical decision support systems aren’t just tools for clinicians; “they significantly impact the patient experience by enabling personalized, informed care and adhering to the most up-to-date guidelines,” said Chani Cordero, CIO at Brooke Army Medical Center. In this piece, she shared learnings from her recent stays at two different hospitals.
“We are so hell-bent on simplifying our work, reducing our EHR burden, we sometimes forget that this work is more than just pointing, clicking, and typing.” In this piece, CT Lin, MD, CMIO at UCHealth, examines the downside of inserting GPT assistants into the EHR and suggests a different strategy for leveraging digital tools.
A recent success story with an FQHC provides further evidence that AI-driven tools can aid in decision-making, reduce human error, and enhance patient care, according to Chani Cordero. However, it also “raises important questions about the ethical implications of AI use in healthcare.”