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Five minutes with . . . Eric Meyer

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 28 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1040
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. The BMJ

Oxford University’s professor of social informatics talks about the potential for automation in the NHS

“Lots of stories in the media warn about the risks that automation poses to jobs, but automation offers an NHS under growing pressures from an ageing patient population opportunities to improve patient safety and experience and the working lives of its staff. By identifying the repetitive tasks that doctors and other healthcare staff perform and automating …

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