News You Can Use – October 2023
This Month's Episode: AI Schemes, Fever Dreams, and Healthcare’s Hard-Knock Life
This month’s episode of “News You Can Use” on Healthcare NOW Radio features news from the month of October 2023.
The show that gives you a quick insight into the latest news, twists, turns and debacles going on in healthcare with my friend and co-host Craig Joseph, MD (@CraigJoseph) Chief Medical Officer at Nordic Consulting Partners and myself, where every diagnosis comes with a side of humor. We hope you stay curious, stay engaged, and keep seeking the truth in healthcare in a world that thrives on information.
Buckle up as we dive into the ER of excitement, the ICU of irrationality, and the waiting room of wacky wisdom in this month’s show that features a review of:
- ChatGPT getting its Voice
- New Blood tests for diagnosing Children with Fever
- Healthcare is Hard – a New Conference Idea
- Rural Hospitals – buy out or going bust?
AI, Candy, and Cigarettes
In recent news, ChatGPT now comes with a speech-enabled interface. We discuss several aspects of this and what it might mean going forward. With the addition of images more capability and even more weirdness as demonstrated by this Recursive loop GPT-4V “Describe this image” over to Dall-E 3 “Generate this image”.
GPT-4V “Describe this image”
Dall-E 3 “Generate this image”
Recursive loop pic.twitter.com/yeAsNvdC9W
— Conrad Godfrey (@conradgodfrey) October 12, 2023
Hopefully, the voice options will be customizable perhaps even with your own voice as an option!
We talk about the new blood test unlike many prior approaches with genomics and epigenetics in mind offering some potential early warnings of disease in children (maybe keeping Craig’s shoes vomit-free) and then move to review “Healthcare is Hard” – the new conference proposed by Chrissy Farr. We know the healthcare system is complex and are wondering if perhaps what we need is a solutions for many of the points laid out in the panel suggestions.
Listen in to hear our thoughts on rural hospital takeovers and the dilemmas surrounding the acquisition of these hospitals by larger healthcare systems, the potential impact on communities, and the challenges of maintaining promises made during acquisitions.
We hope you enjoy our take on the latest news and developments in healthcare and want to help you keep untangling the web of information, dodging the sensational pitfalls, and emerging victorious, albeit a little dizzy, on the other side. In the end, the stories we uncover, and the discussions we ignite, all shape the narrative of our shared future. We want to hear from you especially if you have topics covered or questions you’d like answered. You can reach out directly via the contact form on my website, or send a message on LinkedIn to Craig or me.
Until next month keep solving healthcare’s mysteries before they become your emergencies.
This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.
About the Show
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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