What ROAD2H means for clinicians and patients

ROAD2H will provide clinicians and patients with truly smart decision support systems that provide contextual guidance not based on isolated sources of information, but by synthesizing all relevant data from guidelines, the patient EHR, as well as the experiences and outcomes of earlier patients receiving different treatments.

Many current applications of artificial intelligence, in health and in other settings, offer solutions but without providing any insight into how the solution was generated. In a clinical setting, it is critical that the clinician as well as the patient understands the reasoning behind computerized recommendations, so that an informed choice can be made (even if this were to override the recommendation). Crucially, the decision support provided by ROAD2H will be explainable with a clear provenance trail, so that clinicians and patients can have confidence in why the decision support tool may recommend a particular course of action.