Imagining quite where technology will take healthcare is far from a straightforward task. But when Claire Read visited exhibiters in the innovator zone at last week’s Health and Care Innovation Expo, a few key themes emerged: predictive AI, self-care apps and tech, and e-referrals among them.
The use of artificial intelligence in UK healthcare should be increased, e-prescribing made mandatory, and researcher access to national datasets simplified, a government-commissioned report has suggested.
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This months’ healthcare IT round-up includes various healthcare organisations entering into contracts with suppliers and about a trust’s new check-in kiosk.
Reporting from the HIMSS 2017 conference in Orlando, Jon Hoeksma listens to Ginni Rometti, the CEO of IBM, calling to health IT leaders to embrace AI.
An a chatbot app will field less serious health complaints from 1.2 million NHS patients in North Central London as part of a NHS 111 pilot.
Dr Neil Paul has a few gadgets that he’d like to find under his Christmas tree. Starting with some iPhone extensions and moving onto drones, driverless cars, and AI friends to help his frail, elderly patients. Come on, Santa!
After surviving controversies earlier this year, Royal Free London and AI firm Google DeepMind will work on an unprecedented partnership to improve to healthcare in the UK.
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Google’s AI research lab is growing its health IT team as its partners with more NHS trusts.
Google Deepmind has forged yet another NHS partnership, this time to improve head and neck cancer treatment.
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Babylon Health says it has launched the first AI capable of triaging patients; although the company acknowledges that it doesn’t always agree with clinicians.