Dr. Hila Chalutz Ben-Gal’s study on the use of AI-based digital health services in primary care was published in Frontiers in Public Health

ABSTRACT: The purpose of the study was to examine the criteria affecting patient willingness to adopt and use AI-based health services during the coronavirus pandemic. The study was carried out in two phases, the first phase consisting of interviews and the second phase consisting of an online survey of 447 patients. The study results indicated openness to innovation and technology as contributing to the adoption and use of AI-based digital health services. However, patients’ level of health awareness and sociodemographic factors (e.g., age, gender, and education level) were not found to be significant predictors of adoption of AI-based technology in digital primary care. The study results encourage and help to formulate and focus criteria for, and examine the usefulness of, digital tools and their implementation among a variety of populations, towards a deeper integration of artificial intelligence in digital health services.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) acceptance in primary care during the coronavirus pandemic: What is the role of patients' gender, age  and health awareness? A two-phase pilot study