Digital Health

Navigating the future: The impact of generative AI and large language models in healthcare

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The healthcare industry is on the verge of a technological transformation, driven by breakthroughs in generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Large Language Models (LLMs). These developments are poised to change patient care, research, and administrative effectiveness. Industry leaders are optimists on the technical progress of generative AI and its crucial role in reshaping healthcare delivery and management.

Gen-AI technology relies on deep-learning algorithms to create new content such as text, audio, code, and more. It can take unstructured data sets—information that has not been organized according to a preset model, making it difficult to analyze—and analyze them. This represents a potential breakthrough for healthcare operations, which are rich in unstructured data, such as clinical notes, diagnostic images, medical charts, and recordings. Just as humans depend on multiple senses to make decisions, multimodal AI combines various types of data and models to generate more precise, complete insights and predictions reflecting our complex way of interpreting the world.