News You Can Use: Are You a ChatGPT Whisperer
By Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick
Host of Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist – #TheIncrementalist
This month’s episode of “News you can Use” on Healthcare NOW Radio features news from the month of February 2023.
As I did last month I am talking to Craig Joseph, MD (@CraigJoseph) Chief Medical Officer at Nordic Consulting Partners.
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What Can ChatGPT Do for Healthcare
With the continued media coverage and focus on ChatGPT we took a deep dive into the technology, the latest news and use cases being explored, and where this might bring value in healthcare.
Chat GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) is using technology that has been in use in Speech Recognition for many years. Currently on GPT v3 (Large Language model of 175 Billion parameters). It is a generative AI technology that has been used mainly by high school and college students to write essays. As Craig details the technology is increasingly being explored in healthcare, where it can be used to translate doctor talk into layman’s terms and create patient-specific responses to lab or imaging results. The technology is not yet mainstream, and doctors need to validate its output. Nonetheless, it has the potential to automate the creation of messages that go back and forth between patients and doctors, and it could be incorporated into the electronic health record in the future.
Essentially ChatGPT is a word predictor machine learning tool that has made natural language processing more accessible and acceptable. Chat GPT predicts the most likely next piece of data to send out by pulling from data sets, but errors have occurred as the machine can make things up. We are both excited but cautious, as there has been some overextension of this technology. Despite some concerns, chat GPT has opened doors for accessibility and created many opportunities for exploration.
Listen in to hear about the rise of the “Prompt Engineer” – the salary expectations will surprise you.
We discuss Mastodon the new social media app that is seen as a competitor to Twitter but operates as a distributed network with no central authority. Craig shares details of a new app called Ivory, that allows for direct posting to Mastodon.
We review the paper on Direct to Consumer Drug Advertising: Association Between Drug Characteristics and Manufacturer Spending on Direct-to-Consumer Advertising, lamenting that the US and New Zealand remain the only 2 countries allowing this activity.
And listen in to hear our alternative views on hot or cold tea or coffee and if you really are borrowing from your sleep bank when you drink these caffeinated beverages.
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For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.
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