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Birmingham trust and Babylon Health discuss pre-A&E triage app

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 28 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2354
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

An NHS trust in Birmingham has said that it is in talks with the technology company Babylon Health about expanding its services to the city, including whether its software could be used to triage patients attending emergency departments.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is considering whether a modified version of Babylon’s AI symptom checker,1 currently designed for primary care, could be used to “triage out” avoidable attendances that present at emergency departments, to combat growing demand.

The collaboration between the trust and …

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