10 Must-Have AI Tools Boosting Productivity for Physicians Entrepreneurs - Passive Income MD
10 Must-Have AI Tools Boosting Productivity for Physicians Entrepreneurs

10 Must-Have AI Tools Boosting Productivity for Physicians Entrepreneurs

May 17, 2024 • 8 Min Read

This post may contain links from our sponsors. We provide you with accurate, reliable information. Learn more about how we make money and select our advertising partners.


To the doctors reading this, how was your first month running a business compared to your first month in residency?

Answers may differ but one thing might be common for all – the relentless pressure to do “more”. And yes, it is a constant battle for every entrepreneur, especially for physician entrepreneurs. We understand the struggle, it takes A LOT to run a business while still being on residency and it feels like there is never enough time.

I know we've shared multiple AI tools before, but there might be more that you need to know about. Today. let's focus on AI tools that will ramp up your productivity while saving more of your time.

Let's delve into the top 10 AI tools that can empower physician entrepreneurs, exploring their benefits, limitations, and pricing!

Table of Contents

AI for Repetitive Tasks

Make, Bardeen, and Zapier

Pros: Saves significant time, reduces errors, improves workflow consistency.
Cons: Requires initial setup time, may not be suitable for complex tasks.

These automation tools are the workhorses of efficiency. Imagine automatically sending appointment reminders, generating invoices, or scheduling follow-up consultations – all without lifting a finger. These tools differ primarily in their user interface and specific functionalities. Make and Bardeen cater to more technical users, while Zapier offers a user-friendly interface with pre-built integrations for popular healthcare platforms.

Here's a quick rundown of these AI tools for productivity:

MakeBardeenZapier
Primary FunctionAutomates workflows by connecting apps and servicesAutomates workflows with a focus on data transformation and manipulationAutomates workflows with a user-friendly interface and pre-built integrations
User InterfaceMore technical, code-basedVisual interface with drag-and-drop functionalityVery user-friendly, with pre-built Zaps (automations)
StrengthsHighly customizable, powerful data manipulation capabilitiesFocuses on data transformation and integrates with complex systemsEasiest to use, large library of pre-built Zaps
WeaknessesRequires technical knowledge to set upLess user-friendly interface compared to ZapierLimited customization compared to Make
Ideal UserTechnically savvy users who need complex automationsUsers who want powerful data manipulation and system integrationsUsers who need a user-friendly platform with pre-built automations
PricingVaries depending on usage, typically starts around $10 per monthVaries depending on usage, typically starts around $15 per monthFree plan with limited features, paid plans start around $19 per month

AI for Content Creation

ChatGPT and Claude

Pros: Boosts content creation speed, overcomes writer's block, helps maintain a consistent brand voice.
Cons: May require editing for accuracy and factual correctness, lacks human creativity and nuance.

Large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT and Claude assist with content creation. Struggling with writer's block for your practice newsletter? Need catchy headlines or engaging social media posts? These AI tools can be your brainstorming partner, generating ideas, writing drafts, and even proofreading your work.

While both are LLMs, Claude boasts a higher context window (up to 75,000 words) and excels at analyzing longer articles. ChatGPT offers a free tier with limited features, while paid plans start around $18 per month. Claude is currently completely free to use.

Here's a table detailing more of these AI content-creation tools:

ChatGPTClaude
Primary FunctionText content creation and editingText analysis & content suggestion
User InterfaceText-based prompts and responsesText-based prompts and responses
StrengthsGenerates creative text formats, helps overcome writer's blockAnalyzes long content, offers suggestions for improvement
WeaknessesMay require editing for accuracy, lacks human-like nuanceLimited free tier, may not be suitable for complex writing tasks
Ideal UserContent creators, writers, bloggersWriters, editors, researchers
PricingFree tier with limited features, paid plans start around $18 per monthFree to use currently

AI Virtual Assistants

Notion AI and Superhuman

Pros: Improves organization and time management, reduces email overwhelm, simplifies knowledge capture.
Cons: Notion AI features require the paid subscription, Superhuman's cost may be prohibitive for some.

These tools become extensions of yourself, streamlining daily tasks and managing information overload. Notion AI helps organize your thoughts and ideas, turning notes into mind maps and even creating websites. Superhuman tackles email, offering features like automated organization, one-click email creation from notes, and AI-powered scheduling integrations.

Notion offers a free basic plan with limited features, while paid plans start around $5 per month. Superhuman has a single paid plan at $30 per month.

Here's a more detailed specification of these AI assistant tools:

Notion AISuperhuman
Primary FunctionBrainstorming, note-taking, and content creation with AI assistanceEmail management and automation with AI features
User InterfaceBlock-based note-taking environment with AI suggestionsStreamlined email interface with keyboard shortcuts and AI functionalities
StrengthsHelps organize ideas, generate content outlines, and translate languagesAutomates repetitive tasks, prioritizes emails, and creates drafts based on notes
WeaknessesRequires existing content or ideas to work withLimited free tier, may not be suitable for complex email workflows
Ideal UserWriters, students, project managersBusy professionals, entrepreneurs, sales teams
PricingFree basic plan, paid plans start around $5 per monthSingle paid plan at $30 per month

AI for Research and Knowledge Management

Feedly AI and Consensus

Pros: Saves time on information gathering, ensures research is evidence-based, keeps you informed on industry developments.
Cons: Feedly AI requires setting up custom filters for relevant healthcare topics, Consensus' free tier limits the number of citations and searches.

Staying on top of the latest healthcare advancements and finding evidence-based answers to your questions can be time-consuming. Tools like Feedly AI compile relevant news articles from various sources, while Consensus provides research papers with credible citations.

Feedly offers a free basic plan with limited features, while paid plans start around $3 per month. Consensus operates on a freemium model, with basic features available for free and access to advanced functionalities through paid subscriptions.

Here's a more detailed rundown of these AI tools for research:

Feedly AIConsensus
Primary FunctionAI-powered news aggregationResearch paper retrieval with citations
User InterfaceCustomizable filters and news feedsSearch bar for queries and citation browsing
StrengthsSaves time on information gathering and personalizes contentProvides credible research sources and evidence-based results
WeaknessesRequires setting up filters for relevant topicsFree tier limitations on citations and searches
Ideal UserBusy professionals, researchers, studentsStudents, researchers, medical professionals
PricingFree basic plan, paid plans start around $3 per monthFreemium model with limitations in free tier

AI for Image Generation

Midjourney

Pros: Creates unique and high-quality visuals, saves time and resources compared to traditional design methods.
Cons: Requires practice with prompting for optimal results, may not be suitable for complex image needs.

Say goodbye to stock photos and hello to visuals tailored to your specific needs. Platforms like Midjourney create high-quality images for presentations or patient education materials. Midjourney operates through Discord, requiring users to prompt the AI with specific descriptions to generate images.

It differs from traditional design software by focusing solely on AI-generated content. Pricing is based on a monthly subscription with varying tiers for image generation volume.

Here's a more detailed rundown of this AI tool for images:

Midjourney
Primary FunctionImage generation from descriptions
User InterfaceUser inputs descriptions through Discord
StrengthsCreates unique and high-quality images
WeaknessesRequires practice with prompts for optimal results
Ideal UserGraphic designers, marketers, content creators
PricingSubscription-based pricing with tiers for image generation volume

Subscribe to receive the 7 Steps you can follow to achieve Financial Freedom

If financial freedom is your goal, there’s no better time to get started than right now.

Unlock actionable steps that you can take every day to fine-tune your goals, discover your interests, and avoid costly mistakes on your financial freedom journey.


Physician Productivity Powered by AI

Look, being a physician entrepreneur is a marathon, not a sprint. You juggle patient care, building your practice, and everything in between. It's no wonder there just aren't enough hours in the day. Hopefully these AI tools will help get some of that precious time back.

And this is just the beginning! The world of AI in healthcare is booming, with new tools emerging all the time. I'm constantly on the lookout for the latest innovations that can empower physician entrepreneurs like you.

So, consider this your invitation to join the ride. Subscribe to my newsletter, and together, let's leverage the power of AI to transform the way you practice medicine. Let's free up your time to focus on what matters most: your family, your passion, and everything in between.

Btw, if you're interested in learning more about AI tools for busy physicians, we have an AI resource page where we share the latest news and breakthroughs, straight from the world of AI to our community of passionate doctors like you. Don't miss out!

IF YOU WANT MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS, MAKE SURE YOU SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER TO GET UPDATES ON THE LATEST TRENDS FOR AI, TECH, AND SO MUCH MORE.

Peter Kim, MD is the founder of Passive Income MD, the creator of Passive Real Estate Academy, and offers weekly education through his Monday podcast, the Passive Income MD Podcast. Join our community at the Passive Income Doc Facebook Group.

Further Reading

Disclaimer: The topic presented in this article is provided as general information and for educational purposes. It is not a substitute for professional advice. Accordingly, before taking action, consult with your team of professionals.

Site Design Delightful Studios
Site Development Alchemy + Aim