AI in the NHS- Edge Health featured!

October 11, 2019 • Reading time 1 minute

“What many people don’t see if that AI is already part of the NHS… AI and other smart platforms are already helping us improve the services we deliver for the NHS, and ultimately, the individual’s patient experience” fantastic coverage in The Mail on Sunday, featuring the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator and Edge Health! Read on!

”AI in the NHS Artificial intelligence is already being used across the UK. Gina Clarke looks at how it’s being implemented and the benefits to patients and practitioners. […]

SURGERY SCHEDULING: When it comes to planning surgical procedures, in order to minimise cancelled appointments, AI is helping NHS trusts such as South Tees to reduce waiting times. By using SpaceFinder, a product from Edge Health that can be implemented into existing software, the technology estimates how long a procedure will take and fits other surgeries accordingly — similar to the game Tetris. On average, up to two hours of operating time per theatre per day is currently unused, whereas this software can maximise the time. It also works to eliminate weekend procedures, which tend to cost more. However, it’s important to note that with the majority of today’s technology, humans still get the final say.”


Edge Health are a specialist UK healthcare analytics consultancy that use data and insights to improve the delivery of health and care services, so that better outcomes can be delivered more efficiently.