Welcome to The Future of Healthcare Project

The “Future of Healthcare: Computerisation, Automation, and General Practice Services” project is a collaboration between the Oxford Internet Institute and the Oxford Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford.

The first phase of this multi-year project seeks to understand the work practices that occur in primary care. Then, to create a score of automation potential and apply this measure of “automatability” to our understanding of primary care tasks. The second phase of this project uses this evidence base from phase one that shows the breadth of automation and what can be automated and attempts to understand how primary care occupations will change in the future. This phase of the project also incorporates design thinking. Using a participatory design method, patients and primary care staff are engaged through design workshops to provide input on the specific needs and requirements for how automation and artificial intelligence systems can best support their situated day-to-day work.

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The Future of Health Care: Protocol for Measuring the Potential of Task Automation Grounded in the National Health Service Primary Care System

The Future of Health Care: Protocol for Measuring the Potential of Task Automation Grounded in the National Health Service Primary Care System

This project utilizes a multimethod research design comprising two phases: a qualitative observational phase and a quantitative data analysis phase; ...
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Automating Documentation: A critical perspective into the role of artificial intelligence in clinical documentation

Automating Documentation: A critical perspective into the role of artificial intelligence in clinical documentation

The current conversation around automation and artificial intelligence technologies creates a future vision where humans may not possibly compete against ...
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Clinician Data-work In Primary Care: Observations of General Practitioner and Practice Nurse Documentation

Clinician Data-work In Primary Care: Observations of General Practitioner and Practice Nurse Documentation

NHS Primary Care in England faces what at times looks to be insurmountable challenges. The application of automation is seen ...
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iConference 2018 Automation Workshop Summary

iConference 2018 Automation Workshop Summary

On March 25, 2018 Dr. Matt Willis and Professor Eric T. Meyer organized a workshop on Automation and the next ...
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