Is ChatGPT the New Dr. Google? Understanding Risks of Generative AI in Healthcare

Generative artificial intelligence (AI), including large language model chatbots such as ChatGPT or Gemini, has exploded in popularity and has the potential to help physicians with administrative tasks, learn about new treatments, explore potential diagnoses for patients, and select appropriate surgery based on patient-specific data. What risks should physicians, administrators, and risk managers be aware of when AI is used—or not—and a patient is harmed?

  1. Describe generative AI’s potential uses and benefits in healthcare settings.
  2. List potential risks for physicians and organizations using generative AI.
  3. Cite risk strategies to mitigate potential harm to patients and liability for physicians and their organizations.

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Jason Newton
General Counsel, Curi

Jason Newton is General Counsel at Curi. He joined Curi in 2013 after a 14-year career in private law practice defending doctors, advanced practice providers, and hospitals. Jason is a Senior Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America and a nationally recognized, frequently sought-after speaker on a variety of topics relevant to physicians around the country.

Margaret Curtin
MPA, HCA, DFASHRM, CPHRM, CPCU Executive Lead, ERC Risk Solutions, Curi Advisory

Margaret Curtin is the Executive Lead at ERC Risk Solutions/Curi Advisory, which offers support services and education to healthcare organizations, physician groups and practices. With over 30 years of experience in risk management and patient safety, Margaret is a well-known leader in the field.

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