Patient Engagement in AI

The innovation foundation NESTA has called on the NHS to act urgently to involve patients in digital innovations before it is “too late”. It suggests that Artificial Intelligence is likely to be in common usage in primary care within 5 years and that without public involvement, “AI technology could make NHS harder to access, or squeeze out doctor-patient dialogue”.

The report, Confronting Dr Robot argues that without the active participation of patients, clinicians and the public, AI interventions could alienate more vulnerable people and not fulfil their potential to alleviate capacity issues in the NHS.