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Co-designing an Artificial Intelligence capability framework for health and care

A number of high-profile organisations are collaborating with Health Education England and the University of Manchester to help shape the future of education and training in Artificial Intelligence.

Attendees including Babylon Health, Barclays, Google Health and Bupa recently came together to take part in a virtual workshop to help shape an AI capability framework, which will outline the knowledge, skills, behaviours and professional attributes that are needed by clinical professionals working in health and care.

The workshop on May 25 was the second of three, the first held in April with early career digital leaders and clinicians and the third, to be held in summer, will be attended by educators and subject matter experts.

Patrick Mitchell, Director of Innovation, Digital and Transformation at HEE said:

“HEE is pleased to be working in collaboration with industry partners alongside educators, clinicians and patients in the co-design of the framework and thrilled about our partnership with the University of Manchester. The willingness of all these parties to engage with us demonstrates the importance of this agenda. We are excited about this work and how it can support and positively impact clinicians working with digital technologies, in particular AI.”

Themes emerging from the workshop included the importance of core skills and basic knowledge across the current and future workforce; considerations around data quality and security, laws and regulation, and ethics; and educating and supporting patients, ensuring technology doesn’t widen health inequities.

Development of the AI capability framework is a deliverable of HEE’s Digital, AI and Robotics Technologies in Education (DART-Ed) programme and it is due to be published in autumn 2021.