Pearl of the Week: The potential of AI in health care

Understanding augmented intelligence.

STEPS Forward Pearl of the Week

Augmented intelligence (AI) holds enormous potential to help physicians and transform their practices—enhancing diagnostic accuracy, building personalized treatments or reducing administrative burden. A recent survey showed that physicians who used an AI assistant to help with their documentation saved more than three hours a week.

Yet physicians also have concerns and ample questions about AI’s potential to exacerbate bias, increase privacy risks or introduce new liability concerns.

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