ZDNet March 15, 2019
Nick Health

For a health service in the middle of funding squeeze, can new technologies help to improve care and cut costs?

The UK’s National Health Service continues to suffer the longest funding squeeze since it was established 71 years ago. That financial pressure has resulted in the service missing targets for how soon cancer patients should be referred for treatment for the past three years and waiting times in Accident and Emergency departments being at record levels.

Such is the financial and staffing pressure on the service, that talking about how recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) could be applied to the NHS might seem fanciful.

Yet Professor Tony Young, national clinical director for innovation at NHS England, believes healthcare is at an...