Digital Health & Artificial Intelligence
Augmented surgical decision making, risk profiles, machine learning algorithms, mHealth, App based technologies
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Digital health innovation is a rapidly growing field with ever increasing computer power and availability of hardware for both the patient and clinician. Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has announced £487million to fund digital technology investment across the NHS. This area is undergoing a boom with opportunities for surgeons to be involved in conception, design and production.
Some examples include - Kheiron who are using AI for interpretation of mammograms, Babylon who are using video consultations and AI algorithms for clinical diagnosis and management. Whilst Breast Cancer - Beyond the Shock is a good example of an App that can enhance patient information. Touch surgery is teaching operative skills using visual simulations. Concentric Health is building a platform to digitize and optimise the consent and shared decision making process using data-driven outputs.