By William Hersh MD – How much of the hype for artificial intelligence that will truly impact health, healthcare, and research is an unknown. The potential benefits are unequivocal.Read More
The Informatics Professor
By William Hersh, MD – When I was putting the finishing touches on the 4th edition of my textbook on information retrieval in the domain on biomedicine and health in 2020, I wondered whether the major problems in the field of IR were mostly solved.
By William Hersh MD – Our news and science feeds are so filled these days with everything artificial intelligence (AI), from large language models to their impacts on society, that we may miss important studies on other informatics topics, some of which may have lessons for AI.
By William Hersh MD – In the last decade or so, a number of new names have emerged for the kinds of activities historically studied, disseminated, and taught by those who work in biomedical and health informatics. Each of these areas has emerged as a “hot topic” in biomedicine and healthcare, with resulting…
This month’s AI report includes news and updates from Cardio Diagnostics Holdings, Inc, Lavita AI, Informatica, West-Com Nurse Call Systems, Vitalchat, Outbound AI, integrate.ai, Castle Biosciences, Inc., BeCare Link, Spectral MD Holdings, Ltd., Iterative Health, Weave, DrFirst, Accelex, & more.
By William Hersh MD – Since my own explorations with ChatGPT in informatics knowledge last month, others using the system have racked up some impressive results. Most pertinent to biomedical informatics is ChatGPT’s passing grades on medical student licensing exams.
By William Hersh MD – I recently took part in a small workshop exploring the benefits and challenges for artificial intelligence in medicine. Many of the participants were innovative medical educators, and most of them were still practicing clinical medicine.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of April that we think deserve sharing again.
By William Hersh MD – One of the most enjoyable and impactful activities of my career has been the 10×10 course, which is an online introductory course in biomedical and health informatics that I teach in partnership with the American Medical Informatics Association.