Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning to Support NHS Scotland Recovery, Recognise Critically Ill Patients, and Improve Patient Safety

14:00 – 15:15

Artificial intelligence (AI) offers an opportunity to radically change health and social care, and whilst it is a young but rapidly maturing field, Scotland is already realising the potential with a developing infrastructure to ensure the technology is viable and can be properly embedded into clinical practice.

The Scottish Health and Industry Partnership has established an AI Hub that will be a cornerstone element for delivering the life sciences element of Scotland’s AI strategy which aims to pull all of the sectors together to build a national capability.

The Scottish Ambulance Service is investigating the use of AI and machine learning in Ambulance Control Centres (ACCs) to recognise critically ill and deteriorating patients.  This will also help inform staff decision making in line with Scottish Ambulance Service strategic aims of patient safety, staff welfare and maximising resources during the (COVID-19) pandemic.

Delegates attending this session will hear more about how this work cuts across transformation, innovation, patient safety, and staff welfare by using algorithms in order to reduce the cogitative overload on ambulance control centre staff during times of immense pressure through working with industry business partners to come up with a solution that could also be used across other services.

Angela Harkness

Innovation and Strategic Partnership Advisor, Scottish Ambulance Service

Angela is the Innovation and Strategic Partnership Advisor, currently supporting Scottish Ambulance Service’s delivery of cutting-edge projects.

Paul Gowens

Associate Director, Research, Development & Innovation, Scottish Ambulance Service

Paul Gowens QAM is the Associate Director for Research Development and Innovation with the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) and is accountable for strategic leadership across the services research development and innovation portfolio.

Shaun Marshall

Project Manager, Scottish Ambulance Service

Shaun Marshall is a Business graduate from Glasgow Caledonian University, with experience in delivering projects in the public sector.

David Lowe

Clinical Director for Health Innovation, Scottish Health and Industry Partnership (SHIP)

Professor David Lowe is the Clinical Director for health innovation at the Scottish Health and Industry Partnership (SHIP), emergency consultant at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, and West of Scotland test bed lead.

James Blackwood

AI Lead, Scottish Health and Industry Partnership (SHIP)

iCAIRD CTO & NHS Programme Manager, AI Lead at Scottish Health and Industry Partnership, and Chief Operating & Technical Officer at Simplifai Systems, James Blackwood has over 20 years’ experience working across various sectors and areas of technology, within challenging major international blue-chip environments, managing diverse teams and large, complex supply chains.