Google Bard is an AI tool that can generate text and create new content based on given information. It has potential in healthcare, where it can be available 24/7 to help patients and assist with their ongoing care.
What makes Google Bard noteworthy is Google's Med-PaLM 2, a special kind of AI that's been trained specifically on medical information. Med-PaLM 2 has learned from a wide variety of medical texts, including medical journals, textbooks, clinical notes, and patient records. This upgrade, which is still being developed, will make Google Bard an even more powerful tool for healthcare professionals and patients.
Google Bard (with or without the Med-PaLM 2 enhancement), can support clinicians by providing 24/7 patient care, answering queries, suggesting possible diagnoses, and aiding in treatment plans. It could also be used to provide follow-up care, answering patients' questions or providing advice outside of normal office hours.
In hematology, for instance, Google Bard + Med-PaLM 2 could be used to provide information and support to patients with blood disorders. If a patient is experiencing new symptoms or has questions about their condition, they could interact with Google Bard + Med-PaLM 2 for immediate responses. The tool could suggest potential causes for the symptoms based on its training and recommend that the patient seek professional medical attention.
However, it's important to understand that these are AI-generated responses and should be used for informational purposes, not as a replacement for professional medical advice.
Med-PaLM 2 reached 85.4% accuracy on the medical exam benchmark in research
We have not been able to find clinical evidence as of writing of this entry, but we did find product performance information that provides some reassurance of the tool’s capabilities.
With Med-PaLM 2, BARD allows HCPs to obtain expert-level answers to medical exam problems. According to Google, Med-PaLM 2 can deliver responses on par with the expertise of a doctor, achieving an impressive accuracy level of 85%.