Professor John Fox
The Directors of OpenClinical and representatives of Oxford University Innovation have placed here an appreciation of the life of our founder John Fox who sadly died on 31st August. John wished his life’s work to continue and provisions he made are being implemented. Please click below for an obituary from the OpenClinical directors. We will link to further tributes as we become aware of them.
Using AI to empower healthcare professionals to improve quality and safety of care
Work with us to ensure that clinical AI systems are designed, deployed and used effectively, safely and ethically, for the benefit of clinicians and patients.
A different kind of AI, a new kind of medical publishing
The OpenClinical community is developing an open access and open source repository of “executable” guidance for clinicians and researchers. OpenClinical is a repository of executable models called publets – a new way of using AI to provide patient-specific assistance, and add value to traditional guidelines.
OpenClinical aims to empower healthcare professionals and others to use knowledge engineering to create and share AI models of best practice, for review and research by the community, to improve quality and safety across health and social care.
AI is not just about data; understanding the knowledge and expertise behind clinical practice is key to delivering AI’s many benefits into the care setting
A learning health system
Traditional clinical guidelines are a major resource but take huge effort to prepare and maintain. Our knowledge engineering methods and tools can rapidly transform guidelines into point of care systems and learn from patient outcomes in real time.
OpenClinical is positioned at the hub of 4 key knowledge and data ecosystems
Scientists, clinicians and care quality professionals now have a new way of disseminating best practice as executable knowledge models. This content can be used in a wide range of applications and adapted for different settings.
Tools and methods
Use our tools for your research and development project
Take the modelling course (you don’t need to be a programmer!)
Develop, test and publish your model for others to review, validate, enhance …
OpenClinical’s repository of knowledge models is open access for all and open source for members; the first release included more than 50 training examples and demonstrators and a growing library of reusable components.
Repertoire is a public resource to help clinicians and scientists share knowledge of best practice using AI to improve quality and safety during a process of care.
License and Download
During the launch phase of OpenClinical publets are available for research and review purposes only. Publets must not be used in any role that might affect someone’s care except under an ethically approved protocol.
Join OpenClinical to get up to speed and keep track of new developments.
Use our tools for creating executable models of care.
Invest with us to develop the business models that will make OpenClinical scalable and sustainable.
Prof. John Fox PhD
Founder Director and Chairman
Matthew South PhD
Technical Director co-founder
Peter Ashby BA FRSA
Publishing and Commercial Director
Krish Nirantharakumar MD