40% of physicians ready to use gen AI in patient care

Forty-percent of U.S. physicians said they are prepared to use generative artificial intelligence during patient interactions at the point-of-care, an April 16 survey from Wolters Kluwer found. 

From Feb. 8 to 13, Wolters Kluwer surveyed 100 U.S. physicians. These physicians, according to the survey, all work in large hospitals or health systems, see patients and are currently using a clinical decision support tool.

The survey found that:

  • Eighty-one percent of physicians believe that gen AI will enhance care team interaction with patients.

  • More than half of physicians think that gen AI will save them 20% or more time.

  • Sixty-eight percent of physicians state that gen AI can save time by swiftly searching medical literature.

  • Fifty-nine percent of physicians believe that gen AI can save time by summarizing patient data from the electronic health record.

  • Only 3% of physicians do not believe that gen AI will improve interactions with patients.

Additionally, the survey found that physicians' sentiments toward gen AI have changed. According to the survey, 68% of physicians have had a change of opinion over the last year, saying they are now inclined to believe that gen AI would be beneficial for healthcare.

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