AI and Large language models (7) ChatGPT: Is it a reliable and useful source for common rheumatic diseases? (3)

2 June, 2023

Dear all

Human factor and emotional intelligence, the dialogue between humans, the description of pian is probably the most important in the medical services processes. If the patient trusts the healthcare professional (regardless if she/he is a nurse, pharmacist, a physician, clinician or a family member) all other issues are resolved. Trusting AI is very very far from reality. The conclusion that Chris cites is a real one. For medical purposes AI maybe used to help in diagnosis (with the help of a human being), in training, in health education, in teleconsultation, but no in treatment. I am sure ChatGPT is developing. Maybe in x number of years it is going to “replace” humans”.

Would be great if the full citation of the article that Chris referred to is put as well. I tired to find at but did not succeed.

With kind regards.

Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, PhD, IAHSI

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HIFA profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji recently retired from the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked since 1988 in different capacities. He was most recently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 100 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA Working Group on Multilingualism.

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