Why Artificial Intelligence Could Dramatically Improve Capacity In The NHS

The NHS is overburdened. There are simply not enough hours in the day for doctors and nurses to attend to their patients’ needs, while demand for beds is at an all time high, and waiting times for operations have seen a five-fold increase since 2011. But recruiting more doctors and nurses and building new wards is not the only way to save our NHS and deliver the levels of service that patients expect. Improving productivity in hospitals up and down the UK is part of the answer – but that doesn’t mean putting extra demands on an already overstretched workforce. Rather, it means using new smart technologies to dramatically improve capacity – and artificial intelligence could be the answer. Right now, the NHS is facing two major challenges that are…


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