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Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals using artificial intelligence to provide pioneering treatment for patients

The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust is using ground breaking methods such as artificial intelligence (AI) to help improve care for heart attack patients.

In a pioneering pilot project, the Trust is using artificial intelligence to help doctors make decisions about a patient’s care by rapidly accessing published data, evidence and guidance and making recommendations tailored to individual patient’s medical needs. This provides patients with the most effective treatment, helping them get better quicker.

The software is being trialed during Summer 2018 on the acute cardiac unit at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and will help doctors decide the best treatment for patients to reduce their risk of a recurring heart attack.

Dr Mike Fisher, consultant cardiologist and chief clinical information officer at the Trust said,

"Similar to a ‘sat-nav’ which helps a driver navigate the roads, the AI software helps clinicians navigate vast amounts of information to find the right route to recovery for the patient. This will help us to provide the treatment that is most effective in meeting an individual patient’s medical needs according to established guidelines. For the patient this means they have the best chance of getting better quicker."

As a Global Digital Exemplar, the Trust is pioneering a number of IT projects for the NHS and is working with Deontics, an award winning health technology company on this innovative AI pilot.

Guy Wood-Gush, CEO of Deontics, added, “It is very exciting to be working with the Trust on realising the possibilities of using AI to enhance clinical treatment decisions using Deontics technology.

We have shown how our healthcare AI technology can increase patient safety, reduce unnecessary clinical variation, and deliver high quality; cost-effective care and we look forward to bringing these benefits to patients in Liverpool.”

David Walliker, chief information officer at the Trust added, “Deontics is another element of the Trust’s award winning Digital Liverpool Programme.

“If successful it is hoped that Deontics could be used in a number of areas across the hospital to provide high quality care for a range of serious conditions."