Secondary Care

King’s College Hospital deploys AI engine

King’s College Hospital has deployed an AI engine called AIDE, providing anonymised patient data into one central solution to support the development of AI technologies. 

The trust said that, by analysing large quantities of patient scans and complex information, it has produced algorithms to assist with decision support, diagnoses and treatment. One of the first, an AI stroke tool, has been adopted to support clinical decision-making and personalise patient care.

As part of the initial deployment, anonymised patient data in AIDE (AI Deployment Engine) will help to build a detailed picture of the different types of strokes that patients can experience, and the best treatment in each specific case.  Developed with teams at University College London and King’s College London, the trust says it helps to provide richer detail to support decision-making and treatments. 

James Teo, Professor of Neurology at King’s College Hospital, is the first clinician to use AIDE. Professor Teo said: “I am delighted to be the first user of the AI Centre’s AIDE solution. At King’s, we will be sharing the capabilities of artificial intelligence with colleagues across London to improve the lives of our patients. AI will hugely support our work and help us personalise care and treatment for patients through providing richer information about the individual and their illness.”

Haris Shuaib, Head of Clinical Scientific Computing and Consultant Physicist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, added: “AIDE is a clinical system that supports the deployment of multiple AI models into a hospital and integrates them with existing clinical workflow. This lowers the cost and effort to deliver cutting-edge med tech to the frontline, to improve patient outcomes and healthcare operations.”

Beverley Bryant, Chief Digital Information Officer at King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ and NHS Foundation Trusts, and SRO for the AI Centre, commented: “This is just the beginning as we support the transformation of clinical diagnosis and treatments to be shared across the NHS and exported internationally.”

The trust has been developing AI technology over recent years, including in May 2020 when HTN reported on researchers from King’s College Hospital NHS FT and King’s College London who launched a study to analyse chest X-rays and clinical data over several months to support the development of artificial intelligence technology.

More recently HTN welcomed King’s College Hospital for a session at HTN Now focussing on redesigning patient journeys to deliver personalised care.