Artificial Intelligence: Harnessing AI to Augment Care (The Doctor's Advocate CME)


Rather than being one more technology burden, artificial intelligence (AI) offers tools that can enable us to regain time to focus on our patients and restore joy to the practice of medicine. In his book Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again, Dr. Eric Topol invites us to reframe our expectations of AI. Instead of focusing on trying to use AI to perform miracles like curing cancer, he encourages us to first eliminate the burdensome administrative tasks that are interfering with our role as healer and taking away from our ability to connect with patients. Fortunately, we have many opportunities to leverage technology to drive operational efficiency with improvements that allow us to cultivate time for our most precious resource: the clinician-patient relationship.

Course ID #: TDE 231341.0 Issue Date: 09/01/2023 Expiration Date: 09/01/2026

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the areas of my practice where workflows can be improved and administrative burdens can be reduced.
  • Research AI solutions currently available through and/or interoperable with the practice's EHR.
  • Implement one AI solution to improve workflows and reduce administrative burdens.


No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity.


The information and guidelines contained in this activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. We recommend that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.

Course Developers

Julie Brightwell, BSN, JD, RN, CPHRM, CPPS, Director, Healthcare Systems Patient Safety, The Doctors Company                                                                                                                                                                                 
Johanna Lackner, MPH, MSW, Senior Director, Continuing Professional Development, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical educational activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Complies with State Requirements

Please SEE the Federation of State Medical Boards overview of Continuing Medical Education requirements by State. 

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