«The ‘AI in Healthcare – Transforming the UK’s Health System’ report, from law firm DAC Beachcroft, presents the legal challenges being faced by the use of AI in healthcare delivery.»

«With the technology in the NHS rapidly evolving, the report cautions that the key to its continuing success is patient buy-in. People want to be reassured that AI technology can protect their rights and manage confidential data. In addition, they want to know that the use of AI will not mean compassion and humanity are lacking in their medical care.»

«The report also highlights the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)’s autumn 2021 consultation on the future regulation of medical devices in the United Kingdom. This set out proposals for changing the current regulatory regime, including Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) and AI as a Medical Device (AIaMD). The new regime is now due to come into effect on 1 July 2023.»

«Additionally, last August the multi-agency advice service (MAAS) was established to provide a one-stop shop for support, information and guidance on the regulation and evaluation of AI technologies used in the industry.»

Article written by Cora Lydon.



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