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AI will improve patient care and outcomes, health leaders believe

AI will improve patient care and outcomes, health leaders believe
By Jess Hacker
14 December 2023

More than half of health leaders believe that patient care (50%) and outcomes (55%) would be improved by the use of AI, a survey has indicated.

And an overwhelming majority (75%) felt that administration would be improved the most.

The survey of 105 primary care leaders forms one aspect of Healthcare Leader’s new report into the use of AI in healthcare, The Rise of the Machines: AI, digital and data in healthcare.

According to the responses, the most popular AI tool is ChatGPT with 36% saying they use it. But nearly half (46%) said they do not use any AI tools currently.

Respondents were mostly positive about the use of AI in healthcare but there remained some caution around how AI would learn from and work with data.

Nearly half (49%) were concerned or very concerned about where their patients’ data is being used.

Attitudes to sharing data with NHS organisations is much more positive, with 88% in support of doing so, and with 70% supportive of sharing data with patients.

But only 27% said yes to sharing data with universities, while 46% said no.

And four-fifths (80%) opposed sharing data with private companies, and 74% opposed sharing GP data with pharmaceutical companies.

Read the full report here.

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