The NHS is dedicated to enhancing patient outcomes through the introduction of innovative solutions in health and social care. These advancements encompass new technologies that enable illness prevention, early diagnosis, effective treatments, and accelerated recovery. The NHS is championing these breakthroughs.
To support the implementation of cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, a £21 million AI Diagnostic fund has been established. This fund will ease the deployment of AI imaging and decision support tools, with the primary goal of expediting the diagnosis of conditions such as cancer, strokes, and heart disease, thereby reducing waiting lists.
Here are some examples of the new technologies:
- Analyses brain scans of stroke patients
- Assists doctors in making diagnosis and treatment decisions
- Minimises treatment delays by facilitating real-time data sharing between hospitals
- Interprets routine heart CT scans
- Provides personalised risk assessments for heart attacks
- Enables early intervention to prevent heart disease and mortality
- Prepares patient scans before radiotherapy
- Reduces the time between referrals and treatment initiation
- Safeguards healthy organs by marking them for protection against radiation
- Offer intermittent continuous glucose monitoring
- Reduce the need for finger prick testing
- Provide wearable arm monitors for real-time glucose monitoring
- Reduce hospitalisations
Single Health Resilience Early Warning Database (SHREWD)
- Tracks patient flow across hospitals
- Alleviates pressure points
- Ensures timely treatment
- Enhances patient access to health and care data
The NHS Long-Term Plan places significant emphasis on innovation. The NHS England Innovation Board promotes research participation, technological development, and economic growth.
At Advantage Accreditation, we are excited to witness the advancements in health and social care resulting from these new technologies.
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