Will medical AI save the NHS? - Raconteur


"Healthcare is one of the highest cost areas for all modern economies, which makes it ripe for AI as providers look for efficiency to care for patients," says Dan Housman, chief technology officer at ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte. Babylon is an AI-based app using speech recognition to check patients' symptoms and connect them with GPs Tweaking performance is the difference between a podium or an also-ran finish, and now the same skills and techniques are being used by its Applied Technologies division to improve health outcomes. Its first visible effort is a collaboration with London's Royal Free Hospital to develop an app for speedier recognition of acute kidney injury, which causes 40,000 deaths a year. It is also developing the Hark system that improves hospital medical efficiency.