How can artificial intelligence make medicine more preemptive?

Usman Iqbal, Leo Anthony Celi, Yu Chuan Jack Li

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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- A nd 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.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere17211
JournalJournal of Medical Internet Research
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


  • Advanced care systems
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Digital health
  • eHealth
  • Health care technology
  • Health information technology
  • Medical innovations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics


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