Navigating the rapidly evolving world of healthcare
The rise of generative artificial intelligence (GAI) has triggered intense debate around its potential for transforming healthcare delivery. Understanding local clinicians’ attitudes toward GAI will be crucial in ensuring this technology can improve patient outcomes.
Our new report asks clinicians worldwide for their responses to this emerging technology. Their answers reveal a willingness to embrace GAI alongside trepidation as to how this new technology will be applied to patient care and how medical education will need to respond.
The report also examines concerns around the shortage of doctors and nurses, which remains a critical apprehension, particularly in the UK and US.
How can stakeholders in healthcare meet this challenge and work together to reduce burnout? How can training equip clinicians for future challenges? How can they respond to empowered patient demands, an intensifying focus on public health, and evolving value-based healthcare systems? What role will clinical research and digital health technologies play?
The Clinician of the Future 2023(opens in new tab/window) report highlights digital technology's role in empowering clinicians, boosting efficiency, and improving healthcare practices. Global doctors and nurses anticipate further benefits from a tech-savvy workforce in delivering quality care.
Elsevier Health executives share their perspectives on the pivotal role of technology, data, analytics, and AI in shaping the future landscape of healthcare.
Key findings from the Clinician of the Future 2023 report
Responding to Generative AI
Globally, healthcare providers want AI to be part of the training of future doctors and nurses. Clinicians in some countries are more cautious, citing concerns around critical thinking and the need to retain hands-on experience. Where do clinicians see AI as the answer to improving outcomes for patients, and where do they have reservations about its misuse?
Clinicians’ short-term healthcare priorities are clear, with a pronounced concern around staff shortages: half of clinicians selected nurse (54%) and doctor (45%) shortages as significant challenges. What help do healthcare providers need to tackle these challenges?
Adapting to a digital clinician-patient partnership
There is a trend toward patient empowerment, with clinicians expecting the use of monitoring tools, knowledge of social determinants of health (SDOH), proactive health management, and health literacy to grow in the coming five years. How can clinicians contribute to the continued growth of patient empowerment?
Clinicians imagine a value-based future
The concept of value-based care is gaining ground around the world, aiming to move away from a transactional pay-per-service process to a more holistic, efficient, preventive and patient-centered approach.