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AI becoming ‘weapon’ in fight against HCAIs

John Langton, PhD, argues that AI holds huge potential in infection prevention. The technology could have a major impact on identifying patients at most risk of infections, as well as improving patient outcomes.

John Langton, PhD, argues that AI holds huge potential in infection prevention. The technology could have a major impact on identifying patients at most risk of infections, as well as improving patient outcomes – from the management of sepsis, to reducing rates of C.difficile.

A huge amount has been claimed about the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine, much of it sounding more like science fiction than real-world healthcare. One of the problems has been a misalignment between the two main camps in the debate – technologists and the doctors. I have always argued that you need a connector between the two, experts who can harness the power of big data and advanced analytics and apply it in a real clinical setting, with a tangible impact.

When AI first came into our lives, some feared that daily tasks, and perhaps even our doctors, would one day be replaced by robots. Now, we can step back and make a more informed assessment. The truth is that many of the most interesting and impactful areas where AI is making a difference in healthcare are not all futuristic. They are often ingenious solutions that work away in the background, using the power of modern data analytics to solve some of the most doggedly stubborn problems.  

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AfPP Annual Conference 2022

University of York
8-11 September 2022

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

Bournemouth
17-19 October 2022

UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
3rd November 2022

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Dusseldorf Germany
14th November - 17th November

Future Surgery 2022

ExCel, London
15th - 16th November 2022

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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