A digitally-enabled care pathway for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

PROJECT STATUS: COMPLETED
Summary

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) occurs in up to one in five emergency admissions to hospital, and the financial burden to the NHS is estimated to be more than £1bn per year. Early identification of and response to AKI is considered a key step in improving outcomes for patients with AKI.

A novel care pathway has been developed by combining NHS guidelines for best practice with a mobile app (“streams-AKI”) that applies an NHS algorithm to live patient clinical data.

Key evaluation findings following implementation include:

  • in-app review of blood tests in an average of 14 minutes
  • significant improvements in the speed of recognition and treatment of AKI
  • mean health care costs reduced by £2k per patient
  • earlier, more constructive end-of-life planning
  • a need for training in prevention and prioritization.

Project details: A digitally-enabled care pathway for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

IMPACTS

This pathway has been implemented at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Contact: sayhi@deepmind.com