Healthcare faces a growing number of challenges worldwide as demand increases on systems already struggling to scale. The NHS treats a million people every 36 hours. The majority of these patients will receive world-class care but approximately 10 percent of patients entering hospital will suffer some type of medical error or harm. DeepMind Health is our effort to address some of these issues in partnership with the clinicians facing them every day – solving real-world problems using the technology available to us.
We're starting in the UK, where the National Health Service is hugely important to our team. The NHS helped bring many of us into the world, and has looked after our loved ones when they've most needed help. We want to see the NHS thrive, and to ensure that its talented clinicians get the tools and support they need to continue providing world-class care.
Frontline nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals who spend their days treating patients know better than anyone what's needed to provide outstanding care. We at DeepMind Health aim to support clinicians by providing the technical expertise needed to build and scale technologies that help them provide the best possible care to their patients.
We think that machine learning technology, a type of artificial intelligence, can bring huge benefits to medical research. By using this technology to analyse medical data, we want to find ways to improve how illnesses are diagnosed and treated. Our goal is to help clinicians to give faster, better treatment to their patients and all our research work is done in collaboration with doctors and professional healthcare researchers.
Patients have a unique knowledge of their own health and their preferences for treatment. Outcomes are better when patients and clinicians make decisions together, and we think this should apply to the way in which technology is developed too.
We are incorporating patient and public involvement (PPI) at every stage of our projects. We have already benefited from the use of patient feedback from external groups but are now bringing together a diverse group of patient representatives to meet our specific needs.
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