PUBLISHED: 17:04 09 January 2019 Jessica Hill Online medical consultation being developed by Orbital Media Archant A firm in Stowmarket has been developing ground-breaking AI technology to offer virtual, automated appointments that could help the NHS battle the “perfect storm” it’s facing. Peter Brady, Orbital MediaHealth chiefs believe up to a third of the 90m outpatient consultations each year do not require a hospital visit, and hope to save time and money by switching these over to Skype-style video services on smartphones or computers.The plans were unveiled yesterday as part of a new 10-year plan for the NHS to cut waste and help secure the future of the health service.Orbital Media, based in Stowmarket, has been innovating AI healthcare technologies in collaboration with University of Essex, Cardiff University, Innovate UK and the NHS, “to provide fast, automated and very visual tools for securing healthcare information,” explained its chief executive, Peter Brady. There are a number of minor ailments that Mr Brady believes should be outside the remit of primary care.Orbital Digital’s chief executive Peter Brady. Picture: Jessica Hill“There isn’t really much that a doctor can do for a cough or a cold,” he explains. “And when you go to a… Read full this story
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