AIMES to Lead AI-based Mental Health Risk Tracking Innovation

AIMES to Lead AI-based Mental Health Risk Tracking Innovation

Posted on: 14/09/2018

AIMES is pleased to announce the funding of the AVERT project which represents one of the first commercial applications of AI in UK mental health services. By utilising AI to predict the onset of crisis and then to dynamically schedule clinical interventions the AVERT project will help NHS partners prioritise patient interventions depending on their risk of self-harm/suicide and free up unnecessary appointments.

Kings College London’s Cogstack technology and the University of Liverpool’s Dynamic Behaviour Characterisation techniques will be vital to AVERT’s implementation and success. Furthermore, MerseyCare, one of five NHS Global Digital Exemplars in mental health will provide the clinical input to develop the AI based predictive analytics. The project will be underpinned by AIMES’ Trustworthy Research Environment architecture - allowing the integration of the external technologies and innovations with healthcare data.

Upon implementation AVERT will help transform the provision of mental health services by providing improved patient care and more efficient use of clinical resources.