First Dual MD/AI Degree; Mayo's Chief AI Officer; ChatGPT Citations … – Medpage Today

by Michael DePeau-Wilson, Enterprise & Investigative Writer, MedPage Today
Welcome to MedAI Roundup, highlighting the latest news and research in healthcare-related artificial intelligence each month.
The University of Texas at San Antonio and UT Health San Antonio announced the creation of the nation’s first dual degree in medicine and AI, which will combine a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (MSAI) into a 5-year degree program, according to the university.
Similarly, Harvard Medical School announced that its department of biomedical informatics will launch an AI in Medicine PhD track starting next fall. The program, which is already accepting applications, aims to prepare students to lead the development of new AI technology that will transform patient care and improve health equity, according to the university.
Meanwhile, Mayo Clinic Arizona, in Phoenix, named radiologist Bhavik Patel, MD, MBA, its new chief AI officer.
Kristen Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, the editor-in-chief of JAMA and the JAMA Network, hosted a discussion with Michael Howell, MD, MPH, chief clinical officer of Google Health, about why AI won’t be replacing physicians as part of a series on the future of AI in medicine.
ChatGPT had amassed more than 1,000 citations in PubMed by August, although a third of those publications were editorials or commentaries highlighting a gap in empirical research, according to a review published in Cureus.
However, a systematic search for randomized controlled trials involving AI algorithms across a range of clinical specialties showed that 82.1% of the 84 trials reported positive results for their primary endpoint, according to a medRxiv preprint.
To support further research, the NIH and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced new research funding opportunities for biomedical research using AI and advanced data science, according to the agency.
The FDA approved an AI-based sleep disease analysis algorithm that operates by integrating data from multiple channels including electroencephalograms, electrocardiograms, and respiratory airflow and effort, according to a press release form the Korea-based company.
Oracle Health also announced a new generative AI tool that will be integrated into its electronic health records service and allow providers to use voice commands to access patient information from their charts, according to a company press release.
Meditech said it will partner with Suki, a leader in voice AI technology for healthcare, to integrate its ambient listening AI software into the company’s electronic health records service. This will allow users to generate clinical notes through dictation and voice commands, according to a company press release.
Michael DePeau-Wilson is a reporter on MedPage Today’s enterprise & investigative team. He covers psychiatry, long covid, and infectious diseases, among other relevant U.S. clinical news. Follow
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