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AI may someday work medical miracles. For now, it helps do paperwork.

By Steve Lohr

28 Jun 2023 · 5 min read

informed Summary

  1. Generative AI is being used in healthcare to help reduce the time doctors spend on documentation, a major cause of burnout in the profession.

Dr. Matthew Hitchcock, a family physician in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has an AI helper.

It records patient visits on his smartphone and summarizes them for treatment plans and billing. He does some light editing of what the AI produces, and is done with his daily patient visit documentation in 20 minutes or so.

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