An article by Dr Rishi Das-Gupta, Chief Executive of Health Innovation Network South London, and Digital Transformation and Innovation Lead at the AHSN Network, has been published in a supplement available with The Guardian newspaper.

The article is part of a Future of Healthcare campaign and outlines that while the adoption of AI in healthcare is undeniably complex, the technology has the potential to tackle some of the NHS’s most pressing issues.

As the innovation arm of the NHS, the AHSN Network is currently engaging in the early adoption of AI in healthcare. Examples highlighted in Dr Das-Gupta’s article include:

  • An innovation that uses ambient voice technology (AVT) to capture patient-clinician interactions in real time, automatically creating a summary of key points that can be added to patient records.
  • A trial of a risk-stratification system, created by C2-Ai, which has accurately predicted the risk of mortality and complications for patients listed for planned surgery and reduced emergency admissions by 8%. C2-Ai is being supported by the Innovation Agency.
  • An evaluation of an AI brain imaging technology, e-Stroke, from Brainomix, for speedier detection of stroke patients suitable for thrombectomy, which has so far been spread across 73 hospitals. Brainomix is being supported by The Oxford AHSN.
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