Working to create better, safer and more sustainable healthcare

We are the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) AI (Artificial Intelligence) Initiative, a programme working to improve the quality of people’s lives and address urgent challenges faced by the health and care system. We believe in creating better, safer and more sustainable healthcare through innovation in technology.

We are 40 core leaders with diverse perspectives on AI. Our expertise span clinical, technological, legal and ethical areas as well as practical on-the-ground experience from innovators in the NHS. We are hosted by Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN who are working towards our goals for the whole of England.

Innovation through collaboration

We support the market development and spread of Internet of Things, Machine Learning and AI technology by strengthening collaboration between citizens, industry, academia and the health and care sector.

The programme looks to work with everyone who wants to bring the benefits of AI into health and social care and incorporates user-driven design into all development and deployment.  Over time, it will develop and evolve as a mutually beneficial and self-sustaining ecosystem of leaders and innovators committed to using artificial intelligence and other digital technologies to transform health and social care.

We will help the UK become the leader in an entirely new market, drawing on the assets of our world class universities, our market leading AI SMEs (c.50% of global AI SMEs are UK based) and our comprehensive NHS health dataset.

Connecting people through technology

The healthcare system must place less reliance on face-to-face interaction to be able to continue delivering the best care for patients. The programme aims to develop and drive innovation and adoption of AI technology throughout the NHS and social care. It aims to improve care at a lower cost to healthcare and promote healthier lifestyles.

We believe technology can be used to improve the quality of people’s lives and address urgent challenges faced by the health and care system. This is why we are working to create an ecosystem which will enable citizens, innovators and health and social care staff to connect and create sustainable health and social care solutions.