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EHR notes need Ozempic, AI chatbot undergoing test at Mayo Clinic, Lonely people have different brains – Digital Pulse


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EHR notes need Ozempic

Hard to believe, but two years after CMS made coding changes designed to reduce the administrative burden on doctors, the size of clinical notes has increased by 8%, according to a report from Epic Research. The good news is that the time spent writing notes has slightly decreased, so the obvious conclusion is that doctors are much better at typing than they were two years ago.

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Google AI chatbot undergoing tests at Mayo Clinic

According to multiple media reports, Google’s Med-PaLM 2 AI chatbot is being tested at the Mayo Clinic and other hospitals. This particular version has been trained used questions from medical licensing exams and medical expert demonstrations. While doctors once feared being replaced by mid-levels, both groups can now fear being replaced by technology that has been shown to hallucinate, providing incorrect information. No word on whether the AI will undergo random drug testing for hallucinogens.

Lonely people have different brains

Research from the University of California using neuroimaging found that lonely people have different brain function than others. Not feeling understood is a major cause of loneliness, so basically every doctor in America could be at risk, considering how much time they spend explaining themselves to others. Even putting lonely people together does not solve the loneliness issue, so medical staff happy hours may be at risk.

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