In this special episode of Tell Me Where IT Hurts, Dr. Jay Anders checks in direct from the show floor at HIMSS23 in Chicago.


After a few years of pandemic-induced uncertainty, this year’s HIMSS conference was back to its old form, and exhibitors and attendees were abuzz with thoughts and questions surrounding the most pressing issues in healthcare today. And, of course, the primary topic on most attendees’ minds was the meteoric rise of ChatGPT––along with AI in general––and the technology’s potential impact on the industry.

In this episode, Dr. Anders catches up with an array of healthcare thought leaders at the conference, including:

  • Amy Gleason, Chief Product Officer, Russell Street Ventures
  • Bill Hayes, Chief Medical Officer, CPSI
  • Paula Braun, Entrepreneur in Residence, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Among the topics Dr. Anders discussed with his guests:

  • EHR workflow integration, interoperability, and connectivity to improve care quality
  • The evolving role of AI in healthcare, and how ChatGPT will fit in
  • Why large language models like ChatGPT require more and better training
  • The government’s role in regulating (and advancing) technologies such as ChatGPT
  • Interoperability––it’s still lagging, and the impact of new rules
  • “Augmented” or “assisted” intelligence––AI systems must have insight and understanding of healthcare itself
  • Why physicians will always make the treatment decisions to guide quality care
  • How AI will help clinicians be better at their jobs
  • How AI can help improve health equity
  • The hurdles to getting the right information into clinical workflows
  • The unprecedented opportunity in healthcare today, with open standards, AI, and all the information available–– and how we can bring additional value into the equation
  • Information portability, availability, and how it can all be used to address care gaps, reduce inequities, and drive personalized medicine.
  • …and more!

Tune in and learn what the experts were looking for at HIMSS, and how they see the healthcare IT landscape evolving in the near future.

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