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This AI tool helps hospitals predict COVID-19 bed and ventilator demand

Source: ZDNet as of 21-04-2020

NHS Digital said the initiative marks the first time a project of such scale involving machine learning has been rolled out. The NHS has started trials of a machine-learning system designed to help hospitals in England anticipate the demand on resources caused by COVID-19The COVID-19 Capacity Planning and System (CPAS) is being piloted at four acute hospitals in England to demonstrate whether it can help the NHS predict the demand for equipment like ICU beds and ventilators. If successful, CPAS will be rolled out nationally. NHS Digital told ZDNet the initiative marked the “first time any project of this scale and scope using machine learning has been rolled out in the NHS.”

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