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The transformative potential of automating healthcare

14 Jun 2023
Central 8
Quality, transformation and innovation , Supporter session

Automation is a powerful tool in the pursuit of error-free healthcare. It has already demonstrated its ability to transform care by delivering big improvements in outcomes, safety and productivity while liberating the talents and time of highly skilled staff. But few healthcare systems see it as central to their future. The BMJ reports 44 per cent of junior doctors' time is spent on administrative tasks and the NHS employs approximately 100,000 people who could be aided by automation to improve the speed and accuracy of their work, freeing up money to hire more patient-facing staff.

Automation pioneer Beamtree has formed three centres of excellence with NHS trusts to evaluate and promote AI and automation in the NHS and scale those that will make a significant contribution to NHS challenges.

This session will give practical and real-world examples of some of these automation applications and their contribution to preventing harm and reducing waste.

This session is supported by Beamtree.

Tim Kelsey, CEO - Beamtree
Ailsa Brotherton
Prof Joe Harrison, CEO - Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kevin Lavery, Chief Executive - Lancashire and South Cumbria ICB
Dr Penny Dash, Chair - NW London Integrated Care System
Professor Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation - NHS England