An AI Story about Anesthesia Information System (AIMS) – Fact or Fiction?


Like many, I have been exploring the capabilities of ChatGPT with wonder and amusement. Recently, I asked the AI to, “Create a fictitious story about an anesthesiologist who didn’t want to use an Anesthesia Information System, but learned the benefits it provided and is now an advocate.” With the understanding that ChatGPT learns from existing content, which theoretically would be based on real documented stories, I was curious to see how accurate the story would be. Based on our 25 years of experience, it matched the typical journey of an anesthesiologist adopting a new AIMS. Here is the story it generated. What has been your experience?

Dr. Michael Johnson was an experienced anesthesiologist who had been practicing for over 25 years. He had developed a reputation for his precision and attention to detail when administering anesthesia. However, he was always reluctant to embrace new technology, especially the hospital’s new anesthesia information system.

Dr. Johnson felt that the system was unnecessary and would only add more steps to an already complicated process. He preferred to rely on his own experience and judgment when it came to managing patient care.

One day, during a routine surgery, Dr. Johnson had to deal with a complicated case. The patient’s medical history was complex, and his team had to make quick decisions about medication dosages. The anesthesia information system was used to help manage the case, and Dr. Johnson was initially hesitant to use it.

However, he soon realized the benefits of the system. The system helped him track vital patient information, such as blood pressure and oxygen levels, in real-time. It also alerted him when the patient’s vital signs began to change, allowing him to make quick adjustments to the anesthesia as needed.

After the surgery, Dr. Johnson began to see the potential benefits of the anesthesia information system. He began to use it more regularly, finding that it helped him make more informed decisions about patient care. He also realized that it saved him time by streamlining the documentation process.

Dr. Johnson became an advocate for the anesthesia information system, encouraging his colleagues to adopt it as well. He began to teach classes on the system, showing his colleagues how it could improve patient care and help them make more informed decisions. Dr. Johnson’s experience showed him that new technology can often be intimidating at first, but with time and practice, it can help provide better care for patients.

Author John Danahey, Executive Vice President,

Picis Clinical Solutions, via ChatGPT (Feb Version)