AI in Health and Care Award round 3 opens

The AI in Health and Care Award has opened for its third round of applications this week.

Through the first two rounds of the programme 80 innovations have been supported as part of the £140 million investment to support artificial intelligence for the NHS.

Managed by the Accelerated Access Collaborative, NHSX and the National Institute for Health Research, the latest programme opened on Tuesday 29 June, with a closing date for applications set for Tuesday 7 September.

The programme is split into four stages; phase 1 and 2 intends to support early stage concepts and prototypes, to support the development and evaluation, including generate clinical safety and efficacy data.

Phases 3 and 4, aims to support testing and further adoption across health and care, including helping technologies that have market authorisation already.

It aims to focus on areas including; self-management of long-term conditions, diagnostic support, improving operational/system efficiency and supporting elective recovery.

In the first round of the programme, 42 innovations were successful, and 38 in the second round. A map of where the innovations in round 1 are being deployed, can be viewed here.

To find out more about the programme, please click here.

Earlier this week HTN reported on the first global paper released by the World Health Organization on the design and use of artificial intelligence in health.