Search all journals

October/November 2019 (vol. 16/3)

ContentsFeaturesNewsLegal NewsResearch DigestResearch PlusCPD

AI for OH

Can artificial intelligence change the way we deliver occupational health?


Artificial intelligence is revolutionising medicine – but can it do the same for occupational health? Occupational physician Dr Steve Boorman considers the opportunities and challenges of adopting AI systems in OH.

Having spent the past few years of my career working in a technology company, I have seen at first hand the rapid developments in hardware and software that are changing the way we use and think about machines. Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are now everyday realities and we would be foolish to think that occupational health (OH) practice will not see change driven by such technology.

Gordon E Moore, the co-founder of technology company Intel, observed in 1965 that the number of transistors packed into a given amount of space would double every two years1. Over the following years….


Dr Steve Boorman is director of employee health for OH technology firm Empactis, and former director of corporate social responsibility and chief medical adviser of Royal Mail Group. He chairs the Council for Work and Health and the FOM’s Ethics Committee.


Author: Boorman S


Occupational Health at Work October/November 2019 (vol. 16/3) pp31-34

Download full article