AMA updates recommendations for medical AI usage

Almost exactly one year after issuing its first policy recommendations on the use of artificial intelligence in medicine, the American Medical Association clarified its goals regarding medical AI and expanded its corresponding list of policy recommendations during the AMA House of Delegates annual meeting this week.

While the AMA's initial recommendations for AI usage primarily addressed challenges in the design, evaluation and implementation of advanced technology, the new report shifts the focus instead to the effects of that implementation on patient outcomes, physician satisfaction and the costs of care.

The AMA pledged to achieve those outcomes by advocating for, among other factors, greater oversight and regulation of healthcare AI systems; payment and coverage for systems that comply with safety and privacy laws and streamline clinical workflows; and clearly aligned liability and incentives for mandatory uses of medical AI.

Read the AMA's full updated list of policy recommendations regarding AI here.

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