How Can Artificial Intelligence Make Medicine More Preemptive?

J Med Internet Res. 2020 Aug 11;22(8):e17211. doi: 10.2196/17211.


In this paper we propose the idea that Artificial intelligence (AI) is ushering in a new era of "Earlier Medicine," which is a predictive approach for disease prevention based on AI modeling and big data. The flourishing health care technological landscape is showing great potential-from diagnosis and prescription automation to the early detection of disease through efficient and cost-effective patient data screening tools that benefit from the predictive capabilities of AI. Monitoring the trajectories of both in- and outpatients has proven to be a task AI can perform to a reliable degree. Predictions can be a significant advantage to health care if they are accurate, prompt, and can be personalized and acted upon efficiently. This is where AI plays a crucial role in "Earlier Medicine" implementation.

Keywords: advanced care systems; artificial intelligence; digital health; eHealth; health care technology; health information technology; medical innovations.

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  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural