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15/09/2017

How Should the NHS Adopt Artificial Intelligence?

How Should the NHS Adopt Artificial Intelligence?

THERE IS GENERAL AGREEMENT THAT DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT COULD BE IMPROVED BY MACHINE LEARNING AND AI, BUT THE QUESTION OF HOW TO PROCEED IS COMPLEX

Medical diagnosis has been identified as one of the areas where artificial intelligence and machine learning could have most impact – but how should the NHS proceed?

The likes of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Free NHS Trust and Moorfields Eye Hospital have teamed up with Google DeepMind to work on better patient outcomes for those suffering from certain cancers, or for those who have had sight loss.

According to Orlando Agrippa, deputy CIO at Barts Health NHS Trust, the NHS could benefit tenfold if it leveraged AI.

“It could be used to increase accuracy over things like prescriptions, interventions and early diagnosis,” he told BusinessCloud.

 

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