"AI will fundamentally change the image of the doctor"

"AI will fundamentally change the image of the doctor"

Healthcare Lunch with Laura Wamprecht, Managing Director of Flying Health

Many guests rubbed their eyes in amazement: Germany is a pioneer in the implementation of digital health applications (DiGAs). Hardly any other country in Europe has already approved as many DiGAs as Germany - or is considering their approval. Many European neighbors now want to adopt the German approval process. However, the really big digital wave that will change everything that has gone before is only just beginning to build up: ChatGTP!

"I have abdominal pain and dizziness. What could that be?" or "Which clinic should I go to for my knee replacement surgery?" Many people are already googling symptoms or good doctors - with more or less reliable results, depending on SEO rankings or sponsorship. The factors on which ChatGTP searches websites for information are still completely unclear. What is clear, however, is that ChatGTP is changing the battle for attention - users are no longer comparing several websites and their content. ChatGTP's search result, be it for a clinic or a diagnosis, will be the only one that counts. According to Laura Wamprecht, she is very surprised at how naively large parts of the healthcare industry are looking at this megatrend, which will affect everyone directly or indirectly, especially doctors. Many underestimate the power of ChatGTP and how much it will change the world. "The competition between doctors and artificial intelligence (AI)," warned Wamprecht in his event, which was moderated by Dr. Matthias Schatz, Co-Chair of the VBKI Health Policy Committee, "has already begun"!

An AI has unlimited time for each patient and can treat an infinite number of patients in parallel 24/7. Its statements and results are not based on experience, but on evidence. An AI is cheaper than a doctor and can equip every medical layperson with "expensive" medical knowledge while taking local cultures into account. "The image of the doctor will change fundamentally as a result of AI," concluded Wamprecht. Even if many doctors are still skeptical about AI, long-term developments such as demographic change or ever-increasing gaps in care in rural areas will make increased investment in technology and the use of AI unavoidable. The image of the doctor to whom all patients make a pilgrimage will soon be a thing of the past...

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