(Download a PDF of this document) Cognitive computing and large language models are two approaches to AI that are often used interchangeably but are different. Cognitive computing is a broad category of AI technologies that …Continue reading
With AI the Doctor Can See You Now
(Download a PDF of this article) As healthcare becomes increasingly complex and patient needs grow more diverse, patients demand more convenient, personalized, and efficient services. Improvement in physician appointment scheduling can improve patient satisfaction and …Continue reading
NtC 8: How Much is that PET Scan in the WIndow?
Anyone who has run a company knows that paying close attention to expenses is critical to the business’s long-term survival. Let’s take a coffee shop as an example. The owner must know the monthly rental …Continue reading
Analytics Helps Maximize the Use of a Hospital’s Limited Assets
I asked ChatGPT (4.0) to write an article on how analytics can maximize the use of a hospital’s limited assets such as facilities, equipment, and staff to provide medical care to the greatest number of …Continue reading
NtC 7: Isn’t It Really Just About the Outcome?
Ask any physician, and they will say that a positive outcome is, preferably, the successful treatment of a patient’s illness or the completion of the appropriate therapeutic intervention. A patient’s response will vary depending on …Continue reading
Can AI Reduce the EMR Documentation Burden on Physicians?
I asked ChatGPT (4.0) to write an article on AI’s benefits in populating electronic medical records using conversations between physicians and their patients. By requesting several “regenerations” of the responses, I could construct a more …Continue reading
NtC 6: If You Want to Ensure Access, Focus on Capacity Management
While access to care is one of the key drivers of health equity, capacity management is the driver of access. Organizations that effectively manage capacity better serve patients. Resources are the centerpiece for capacity management. …Continue reading
How AI Will Help Prevent Surgical Wound Infections
I asked ChatGPT (4.0) to write an article on the benefits of AI available to prevent surgical wound infections. By requesting several “regenerations” of the responses, I was able to construct from pieces of each …Continue reading
NtC 5 – Quality and Safety: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Remember this old medical joke: the operation was successful, but the patient died? It has become a cliché that often characterizes business operations and military activities. The quip perfectly describes the relationship between quality and …Continue reading
NtC 4 – Healthcare Quality: I Know It When I See It
In a 1964 Supreme Court case, Justice Potter Steward wrote the majority opinion on whether a movie violated Ohio’s pornography laws. Potter wrote, “I shall not attempt further to define the kinds of material,” and …Continue reading