Steve Berkowitz

The Future of Generative Artificial Intelligence

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What Does the Future of Generative AI Hold? It was only a little more than a year ago that ChatGPT exploded onto the market. Within two months, it had acquired over 100 million users, an accomplishment rarely seen with emerging technology. As an example, it took Uber 70 months and Instagram 30 months to obtain… Continue Reading >>

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics… And Now AI!

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Exploring Potential AI Bias in Healthcare We have all heard of the quote attributed to Benjamin Disraeli: “Lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Lately, there has been increasing concern that AI outputs may be either intrinsically or intentionally biased. When coupled with the reality that AI’s power and intelligence is progressing at an exponential rate, this… Continue Reading >>

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Ambient Clinical Intelligence Is an Exciting Use Case for AI in Healthcare Of all the AI innovations that are exploding into healthcare, this is one of the most exciting. Ambient clinical intelligence (ACI) is a process that uses advanced AI and voice recognition technology to automatically document patient encounters in real time, without the need… Continue Reading >>

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The Solution to Patient or Referral “Leakage” Lies in Empowering Primary Care Increasingly, the primary care physician is tasked with the challenge of better utilizing services and specialists currently in their own medical group or network. Reasons to internalize care include the implementation of capitation or other risk products, payor-imposed narrower networks, and the need… Continue Reading >>

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The Critical Role of Medical Succession Planning

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PROMOTING LEADERSHIP BENCH STRENGTH IN YOUR MEDICAL GROUP: THE CRITICAL ROLE OF SUCCESSION PLANNING There is no doubt that there is a need for more physician leadership depth in health care. In the past, there truly was a physician leadership void. Most physicians entered the medical field with the goal of practicing excellent clinical medicine—which… Continue Reading >>

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The War Against Preventable Medical Errors

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Preventing Medical Errors: An SOS to Artificial Intelligence It has been almost 25 years since the shocking landmark study from the Institute of Medicine “To Err is Human” (1999). It stated that preventable errors were responsible for up to 100,000 deaths in the USA each year. It was mind-boggling to imagine how much harm our well-intended… Continue Reading >>

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What the Doctor Says Versus What the Patient Hears

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Positive Steps to Decrease the Doctor-Patient Communication Gap Communication is an essential part of the doctor-patient relationship (and the doctor-doctor relationship for that matter). Without effective communication, the doctor-patient relationship simply does not exist. Understandably, it can be one of the most challenging aspects of maintaining a healthy relationship and achieving the optimal clinical outcome…. Continue Reading >>

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Take the Opportunity for Education and Developing Respect I was talking to a hospital Chief Medical Officer (CMO) recently who related the following story: A patient on post-operative day 2 suddenly developed a brief seizure that was witnessed by the attending physician. The physician elected to treat the patient conservatively and the patient did well… Continue Reading >>

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Improving Physician to Physician Communication

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For Effective Physician to Physician Communication, Direct Is Best I must admit that I am getting more impressed with the ability of the various electronic medical records’ (EMR) ability to capture and transfer information. Slowly but surely, the profession is integrating the individual EMRs that hospitals and physicians have independently acquired, and are gradually developing… Continue Reading >>