Kent, Surrey and Sussex AHSN will be talking about the use of AI in health and social care at this year’s NHS England Health and Care Innovation Expo.

The AHSN Network AI Initiative recently launched a survey aimed at individuals and organisations working across health and social care. The results will help to determine how Artifical Intelligence (AI) can be harnessed within the NHS in in preventative health settings – find out more on the KSS AHSN website.

Guy Boersma, Managing Director of Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN) is heading the initiative. He urged anyone involved or interested in AI within health and care as well as preventative health to take part in the initial mapping survey:

“AI can offer huge potential to improve care and cut costs within the NHS. This exciting new initiative will shape how AI is used, and as our starting point we’re keen to develop an understanding of how AI is being used today, and where any gaps are.

“The survey will allow us to understand the major barriers and enablers to AI, and this information will be vital in helping us to inform future policy, organisational delivery and funding.”

Guy will be discussing the findings of the survey at Expo. He will then chair a panel of experts taking pre-submitted questions and questions from the floor.

The session will include:
  • The results of the research undertaken to map the AI landscape and identify where good AI practice exists, where gaps are and major barriers and enablers are to AI
  • Recommendations arising from the survey
  • Next steps to developing the AI ecosystem, connecting more leading edge technology with health and social care to address the needs of citizens.
  • How the AI ecosystem will support achieving sustainable public sector health and social care services.
  • How to encourage cross-sector working between health and social care, industry and academia to enable AI to advance faster.

You can book your place at Expo via the NHS England website.