Augmented intelligence in medicine


The AMA House of Delegates uses the term augmented intelligence (AI) as a conceptualization of artificial intelligence that focuses on AI’s assistive role, emphasizing that its design enhances human intelligence rather than replaces it.

AMA partners with technology and health care leaders to bring physicians critical insights on AI's potential applications and ensure that physicians have a voice in shaping AI's role in medicine.

Put AMA’s framework into practice

AMA's framework guides physicians and the broader health care community in the development and use of AI.

The current CPT® code set drives communication across health care by enabling the seamless processing and advanced analytics for medical procedures and services.

AMA offers several resources to provide guidance on the updated CPT® code set for classifying various AI applications as well as advisory expertise through the Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group (DMPAG). DMPAG identifies barriers to digital medicine adoption and proposes comprehensive solutions on coding, payment, coverage and more.

Stay up-to-date on the criteria for CPT® codes, access applications and read frequently asked questions.

Learn how AI is being used in health care as the medical community’s understanding of the application grows. AMA articles focus on ways coding content advances to reflect the emergence of digital health and diagnostics, and how AI should be incorporated into physician training.

Stay up-to-date on information about health care AI, including the latest news, trends and AMA statements. 

The technological capacity exists for AI algorithms and tools to transform health care, but real challenges remain in ensuring that tools are developed, implemented and maintained responsibly in your practice. Learn more with the AMA.

AMA Board of Trustees is responsible for implementing AMA policy. Given the number of stakeholders and policymakers involved in the evolution of AI in health care, it is important that AMA not only adopt a base level of policy to guide engagement but equally continue to refine policy as this technology develops.

AMA Board reports included here summarize the need for additional AMA policy on AI. Through the AMA PolicyFinder, users can search for current AI policy initiatives.

Explore the components of AI in health care and delve into the potential challenges and opportunities for physicians.