13 digital health updates in 2023

Artificial intelligence and telemedicine dominated the digital health news in 2023.

Here are 13 digital health stories and studies that Becker's reported on in 2023:

  1. Roughly 1 in 3 primary care physicians have tried using AI scribe tools.
  2. Epic Systems is the most popular electronic health record system among physicians.
  3. Amazon is now offering Prime members a discounted membership to One Medical, Amazon's membership-based primary care provider.
  4. Forty-two percent of physicians feel enthusiastic about artificial intelligence's place in their workplace, while 28% remain apprehensive.
  5. Hippocratic AI, a healthcare technology company that develops artificial health general intelligence, formed a physician advisory council to guide the development of its large language model for healthcare.
  6. Amazon Clinic — the company's most recent healthcare initiative — will be focused on price transparency and tiered pricing for healthcare services based on convenience and quality.
  7. Thirty-nine percent of physicians reported using telemedicine less in 2022 compared to 2021.
  8. Physicians are now required to use HIPAA-compliant video technology for telehealth services.
  9. Endocrinology was the most popular specialty for telemedicine use.
  10. Telemedicine physician usage is the largest among those aged 30 to 39.
  11. The telemedicine industry is expected to experience a compound annual growth rate of 21.4 percent through 2031, reaching a value of more than $435 billion.
  12. Health technology company Abridge partnered with the University of Kansas Health System to roll out its artificial intelligence-powered medical documentation technology to the Kansas City, Kan.-based health system's more than 140 locations.
  13. Pediatric emergency room patients who had a telemedicine consult with a specialist are less likely to be transferred to another hospital.

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