Could Artificial Intelligence shorten hospital wait times?
The aspen has been suffering from hip pain for 3 years essentially what this is saying is that because of your background there is a medium risk of developing what we would consider a paste operative. Complication. The consultation occurring here uses you A. I. system which helps determine the level of risk lord I will be exposed to but undergoing
surgery I have arthritis in both hips and both knees. I am struggling I’ve actually had to give up my job resources the county rescue history in the making history and the consequences of smoking were the biggest determinants of outcome from developing a risk postoperatively
how do you say I’m getting a hip replacement which will take away the pain I don’t want to be more active and get back into walking a dog longer through things like that. No one is being treated at the ones back hospital in Northumberland she’s been told it’s a 5 month
wait for her surgery this new model has been developed by orthopedic surgeons Justin green and my creed the north Cumbria healthcare NHS trust it measures risk associated with surgery. Additionally, factors such as previous heart attacks and strokes present
significant risk factors for somebody about to undergo surgery D. A. R. model takes into account 220 different factors to look at each individual patient’s risk. It comes for an operation they bring with them you know a lifetime of medical history as well. That’s
really important to the patient but it takes a lot of determining or lots of understanding from a clinical perspective in terms of how that influences the outcome of that operation what we’re doing with this system is using artificial intelligence so will machine learning to
try and predict the outcome of surgery for patients so essentially trying to predict what complications they may have and also to try and work out potentially the best site for them to have this surgery. Still shortages and ongoing fallout from the cuts that 19 pandemic
have placed immense pressure on the NHS cutting the waiting list is one of a growing list of priorities for the health service. And we’re currently working with hip and knee replacement and that’s partly because it’s a very common operation most patients don’t require
intensive care facilities when they when they’re having an operation but some do and it’s important to work out which patients require which hospital when they have the surgery and what we’re working with this machine learning algorithm is to try and improve
that prediction. With the 6000000 people in the U. K. waiting for routine hospital treatment hospital waiting lists have become a massive issue putting increasing strain on the system all federal trusts are exploring experimenting with things like this I only to try and tackle
the problem but with wider concerns about artificial intelligence and data privacy all these technologies a good fit with health cat to be an amazing concern for one about the use of all states have to keep patient identifiable data being sold to third parties for profit making
reasons it’s if there is tension in a system because you need to make sure the different systems can interoperate so that one that consumption of the rest of the information can be checked used to go to make sure that any new systems that get routine respects the
patient’s privacy and respect the importance of the NHS’s interoperation being done securely. November is elemental is hosted in Microsoft’s as you’ll clout using the company’s existing machine learning infrastructure the rule data entered into the system is
anonymized Microsoft doesn’t and cannot look at the data that’s created in projects like this the data belongs to the NHS and belongs to you know patients and clinicians. This
technology could be applied to different types of surgery Amman it slightly artificial intelligence will have a greater role to play in medicine in the future health care professionals stress that this is still just a tool to help inform decisions made by human caregivers.
Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out.