Centre for Doctoral Training in AI-enabled Healthcare


AI-enabled Healthcare Systems CDT Seminar - Hitachi

06 August 2020, 12:00 pm–1:15 pm

Patient Flow

Practical challenges in operationalising data science models to improve flow, coordination and care in hospitals

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Craig Smith


This event will take place via Zoom
To attend remotely please contact aihealthcdt@ucl.ac.uk to register your attendance
06 August 2020
12:00 pm–1:15 pm

Join us on 6th August, 12.00-13.15 as we welcome Mustafa Ghafouri (Data Scientist, Hitachi) and Adrian Conduit (Director, Hitachi) speak about the practical challenges in operationalising data science models to improve flow, coordination and care in Hospitals.

Few technological innovations are expected to impact our lives in the next twenty years as AI is.  Healthcare is often cited as a prominent field ready for disruption by new AI based technologies. However, the realities of implementing AI based solutions in healthcare to produce value have bought about new challenges that require new ways of working for all those looking to develop AI solutions. These practical challenges are often underestimated and require collaboration from all professionals working in the Healthcare Data Science space from Data Engineers, to Epidemiologists, Medical Doctors, SME’s and Enterprise Architects. We will explore some of these challenges in operationalising data science models practically to produce value in Hospitals.

Short Speaker Bios
Mustafa qualified as a medical doctor with an MBChB from Lancaster University, and an MSc in Data Science for Research in Health and Biomedicine from University College London.  Mustafa has worked in a variety of settings including front line NHS and Social Care, R&D, Pharmaceuticals, and most recently Consulting. This has included Epidemiology, Data Analysis, and software development of Data Science models for Enterprise Solutions. Mustafa is currently the Data Science lead for the Digital Control Centre.

Adrian has almost forty-five years experience in the healthcare environment having worked in laboratory medicine (pathology) as a biomedical scientist for 12 years and 15 years in hospital management, before moving into management consultancy in healthcare in 2002. He has worked on a wide range of projects in healthcare including digital pathology, service reconfiguration and the use of data to create the information that drives change. Adrian is a senior director in the digital insights practice and the healthcare subject matter expert for Hitachi Consulting Vantara EMEA. He is currently the engagement partner for the Digital Control Centre in Salford, a 10-year data driven programme to remove unwarranted variation and improve services to patients.