Advancing primary care with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Healthc (Amst). 2021 Dec 23;10(1):100594. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2021.100594. Online ahead of print.


Primary care is the largest healthcare delivery platform in the US. Facing the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology (AI/ML) revolution, the primary care community would benefit from a roadmap revealing priority areas and opportunities for developing and integrating AI/ML-driven clinical tools. This article presents a framework that identifies five domains for AI/ML integration in primary care to support care delivery transformation and achieve the Quintuple Aims of the healthcare system. We concluded that primary care plays a critical role in developing, introducing, implementing, and monitoring AI/ML tools in healthcare and must not be overlooked as AI/ML transforms healthcare.

Keywords: AI/ML; PCP; Population health; Primary care.