Clinical and administrative applications

While direct applications of ChatGPT in healthcare are still emerging, its generative AI capabilities could be leveraged to help reduce administrative burden by speeding up non-clinical tasks.

We recommend using ChatGPT to speed up writing and knowledge synthesis tasks. It can be used to augment the work of clinicians, or to convert prompts into draft custom templates and reports, for example:

  • Summaries, e.g. in hematology, chatGPT could potentially aid in summarizing complex patient histories or lab results
  • Insurance claims
  • Reviewing clinical notes
  • Research papers or abstracts
  • Emails
  • Responses to common patient inquiries


It's critical to remember that any output would need to be thoroughly reviewed by healthcare professionals, as the AI does not possess medical knowledge or understand the subtleties of clinical decision-making.

Please note that these are potential applications based on the capabilities of ChatGPT and similar generative AI tools, and not established practices or observed applications.

Clinical evidence

Despite its utility, it's important to be aware of its limitations. ChatGPT can't verify the accuracy of its output, it might reflect biased or outdated data, and it can't handle complex queries requiring human judgment or nuance, and has the potential for output to be formulaic or based on outdated information.