January 12, 2018
The Reform think-tank is urging the NHS to follow a series of practical steps from a new report looking at AI in healthcare in order to ensure the system maximises the potential of this technology to ‘narrow’ some of the gaps in health provision.
Key proposals include the development of a clear procurement framework for AI systems, to be developed by NHS England and the National Institute for...
January 11, 2018
NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has picked Docobo in a drive to expand its telehealth service during the next three years.
Since 2013, the project, launched through the CCG’s More Independent programme, has grown significantly, with figures showing it supports around 900 patients at the same time.
With the new platform, it is expected that around 4-5,000 patients will benefit...
January 10, 2018
As strategists are accelerating transformation in the face of increasing demand, the pace of technological advancements and shifts in the public’s perception of digital health concepts, when speaking to experts in the field, it is clear that, in 2018, disruption in the field will finally start to come to ‘fruition’.
Senior analysts from American firm Forrester Research argue that it is ‘already...
December 15, 2017
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust (RLBUHT) has put forward three early areas for the Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) blueprinting process.
Kate Warriner, Healthy Liverpool Digital Lead, Royal Liverpool GDE Programme Director, NHS Liverpool CCG, spoke to BJ-HC about RLBUHT’s progress within the GDE scheme at the recent King’s Fund event on sharing health and care records...
December 8, 2017
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has introduced a new app that uses gaming and augmented reality in a drive to improve patient care through digital.
Children can choose and name their very own avatar which can then help them understand their hospital visit in order to keep them calm during their stay, using a ‘reward’ system after procedures that allows them to access additional...
November 22, 2017
The UK government will open a Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to ensure ethical standards are at the forefront of AI and data-driven technology development.
The new advisory body will work with regulators, the industry and the government to pave the way for sensible AI adoption.
In addition, more than £75m will be invested to deliver recommendations from Professor Dame Wendy Hall and Jérôme...
November 21, 2017
Despite this, we may soon start to see things moving forward. The recent government reviewof AI and machine learning technologies in the UK was rightly upbeat about the potential of this technology in areas like health care. But even if AI were advanced enough to be a routine part of a pathway (it’s not), we are even further away from machines being able to operate independently of clinicians....
November 16, 2017
In today's world, there is such availability of sophisticated algorithms, large volumes of data (big data) and significant computational power. It is astonishing. Benefits from the possibilities of predictive analysis, preventative intervention and precision medicine are only beginning to be realised.
Use of data in planning and delivering services is becoming increasingly high on the agenda of...
November 8, 2017
NHS Digital has announced that it plans to launch a new open application programming interface (API) lab in partnership with the INTEROPen collaborative.
The initiative will bring together developers from the industry and NHS Digital to speed up developments of open source APIs.
This will improve integration between the NHS and social care, says NHS Digital, addressing problems around information...
October 13, 2017
The hype around AI is taking over all sectors, but, if we trust the thoughts of some of the most recognised voices, it is raising serious concerns amongst individuals.
In September, Russian President Vladimir Putin told students in an open lecture, according to RT, that the leading actor in AI research and application will become ‘the ruler of the world’. But South African entrepreneur Elon Musk...