Might ChatGPT Transform Healthcare? Pioneering Leaders Are Working Forward to Find Out


Perhaps no other phenomenon in U.S. healthcare has been the subject of a greater amount of hype, expectation, and confusion, all mixed up together, than has the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI). When it comes to the famous ''Gartner hype cycle,'' the development of AI for clinical and clinical-operational uses in patient care organizations might at this moment be anywhere between the "Peak of Inflated Expectations," the "Trough of Disillusionment," or the "Slope of Enlightenment," depending on one's perceptions. Further complicating perceptions has been the emergence in the past several months of ChatGPT, a large language model developed by OpenAI launched late last year. That launch has intensified the complexity of a scenario in which needs, expectations, early advances, and yes, of course, many stalls and outright failures, are adding up to the current landscape, one that couldn't possibly be more layered and complicated.