On April 17, electronic health records (EHR) vendor Epic and Microsoft announced a partnership to train Azure OpenAI on a large collection of information so it can “asynchronously draft responses to patient messages for providers,” Becker’s Health IT May 25 reports.
According to Becker's, there are four major health systems that are set to pilot this new technology. For one of the piloting health systems, the OpenAI tool will start with drafting a small subset of "more administrative" type messages, after which physicians will be able to accept the AI's suggestions or write their own. In a nutshell, OpenAI is being designed to help physicians respond to patients' questions in online portals.
Here are the four health systems piloting OpenAI: