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Volume 32, Issue 3 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Digital Communication


Embracing artificial intelligence in medical writing: A new era of efficiency and collaboration

Authors:  Sofie Bergstrand, Catherine Heddle, Montse Sabaté, Marta Mas

Section Editor: Nicole Bezuidenhout

Artificial intelligence (AI) tools have already shown great promise in improving the workflows of key tasks and processes within medical writing, freeing up time for us humans to focus on those unique abilities AI cannot replace…yet. At the top of the list are critical thinking, analytical skills, emotional intelligence, and creativity. More than that, we can harness those abilities to collaborate in multidisciplinary, international teams to create innovative and apt solutions – an integral part of our daily work as medical writers, particularly in joint tasks such as co-authoring. Indeed, digital collaboration tools for project teams are abundant (e.g., Google Suites, Asana, and Microsoft Teams) and have transformed the way we work, especially now that remote work has become the norm. Nevertheless, collaborative technology using AI appears to be lagging slightly behind in the new wave of AI tools suitable for medical writing. With the application of emerging technologies and AI on the rise, the potential for automating the collaborative medical writing experience looks promising.

Medical Writing. 2023;32(3):82–87.

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Medical Devices

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My First Medical Writing

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