This talk took place on Day Two of the BIR and RCR's joint AI Annual conference 2022.
Introduction of e-stroke AI software in a district general hospital hyper-acute stroke pathway has demonstrated a significant reduction in patient turnaround time in the emergency department, which was reduced by more than 60 minutes, and a three-fold increase in the percentage of patients achieving independence after a severe stroke. This experience has paved the way for wide scale adoption of the technology. With the support of NHS England’s Accelerated Access Collaborative, e-stroke AI software has been deployed to more than 60 hospitals across five stroke networks in the UK, and benefits tens of thousands of patients. The real-world experience and early evaluation findings are discussed in the talk.
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Dr Kiruba NagaratnamDr Kiruba Nagaratnam is a stroke physician and geriatrician. He is the clinical lead for stroke medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and the clinical lead for Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West, Integrated Stroke Delivery Network. He is passionate about incorporating advanced technology into the care of stroke survivors. He has been instrumental in adopting artificial intelligence and digital technology in the acute stroke pathway in the Thames Valley region. The AF Champions programme he jointly led with the primary care physicians in West Berkshire and Oxford Academic Health Science Network has improved the detection and management of atrial fibrillation in the region. He is also involved in research projects incorporating immersive virtual reality and artificial intelligence in stroke rehabilitation.