Department for Health Data Analytics

We are looking at how health data can be used to predict, detect and treat disease. Machine learning algorithms and data mining methods are some of the things we are studying. We will develop methods for analysing data and protecting privacy. A central topic is how the health sector can make use of reliable and sustainable algorithms.

Better use of health data

A national aim is to improve the access to health data for quality improvement, health monitoring, and control management and research. Privacy preserving of patient information is required for maintaining trust from patients and healthcare professionals. Advanced statistical methods shall be developed to retrieve useful and meaningful information from large volumes of data.

Patient data are generated in health care systems. Access to data and the tremendous growth in computer processing power makes it possible to use new methods in analytics. It gives decision-makers, health workers and citizens new tools. Advanced analytics enable health professionals to predict, diagnose and treat disease. Health data analysis is an evolving and complex field with many different stakeholders.


  • Making data from electronic health records available and do secondary studies
  • See EPR data and data from other sources in context
  • Computerized clinical decision support for doctors
  • Safeguard patients’ privacy
  • Knowledge about ICT systems that collect data from different sources
  • Secondary analyses, using pattern recognition, visualising, predictive modelling, time series analysis, textual analysis and more
Department employees
Name Title Telephone(s)
Amar Jaiswal Adviser
Anastasios Lamproudis Adviser
Therese Svenning Adviser 902 43 288
Miguel Angel Tejedor Hernandez Researcher 926 99 162
Frank Remman Adviser 977 59 392
Aina Fredeng Project coordinator 975 06 498
Elisa Salvi Adviser 916 84 295
Ciprian-Virgil Gerstenberger Senior Adviser 909 52 287
Maryam Tayefi Nasrabadi Senior Researcher 90417880
Phuong Dinh Ngo Senior Researcher 920 82 071
Hercules Dalianis Professor +46705681359
Anne Torill Nordsletta Director Health Analytics 904 17 310
Torje Dahle Henriksen Software Developer 909 12 307
Taridzo Chomutare Senior researcher 476 80 032
Per Atle Bakkevoll PhD Candidate 957 28 549
Line Helen Linstad PhD Candidate and Senior Adviser 416 82 342
Kassaye Yitbarek Yigzaw Senior Researcher 967 47 253
Joseph Stephen Hurley Software Developer 944 21 607
Johan Gustav Bellika Professor 957 48 049
Fred Godtliebsen Professor 954 45 388
Andrius Budrionis Senior Researcher 913 60 982
Alexandra Makhlysheva Senior Adviser 416 18 319
Department projects
Project title Year Theme Project management
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) for ICT: development and adaptation 2016 - 2019 Health data
Medication, Integration and quality control 2015 - 2021 Health data
Gunnar Ellingsen
Data Driven Decision Support for Clinical Information Systems 2014 - 2017 Health data
Stein Olav Skrøvseth
Shaman: Archetype-Based Modelling of Symptom Based Decision Support Systems 2014 - 2017 Health data
Johan Gustav Bellika
Emnet - Privacy Preserving Statistical Computations on Distributed Health Data 2014 - 2018 Health data
Johan Gustav Bellika
International Use Cases for Modern Health Analytics 2016 - 2017 Health data
Per Atle Bakkevoll
International Reference Cases for the Use of Health Data 2016 - 2016 Health data
Per Atle Bakkevoll
MyData 2016 - 2017 Health data
Per Atle Bakkevoll
E-health monitor 2017 2017 - 2017 Health data
Gunn Hilde Rotvold
Strukturert journal 2017 - 2018 Patient pathways
Health data
Kristian Malm-Nicolaisen
Survey EPR 2018 - 2018 Health data
Alexandra Makhlysheva
InterActive atlases of health inequalities 2016 - 2016 Helsedata
Per Atle Bakkevoll
The Norwegian Primary Care Research Network (PCRN) 2018 - 2022 Helsedata
Johan Gustav Bellika
Felles standarisert terminologi - Vurdering av SNOMED CT 2015 - 2016 Helsedata
Per Atle Bakkevoll
NorKlinTekst: Natural language processing to extract knowledge from clinical notes in electronic health records 2018 - 2020 Health data
Taridzo Chomutare
IKT-løsning for helseindikator-data for ikke smittsomme sykdommer (NCD) 2017 - 2020 Citizen services
Health data
Inger Torhild Gram
Health Analytics knowledge raising 2017 - 2018 Helsedata
Per Atle Bakkevoll
Health Analytics 2 2018 - 2018 Health data
Per Atle Bakkevoll
Advanced Secure Cloud Encrypted Platform for Internationally Orchestrated Solutions (ASCLEPIOS) 2018 - 2022 Health data
Services for health professionals
Kassaye Yitbarek Yigzaw
Exploring electronic phenotyping for clinical practice in Norway 2019 - 2020 Health data
Alexandra Makhlysheva
Decision support for personalized chronic pain care 2019 - 2023 Health data
Johan Gustav Bellika
The impact of clinical management on implementation of a structured Electronic Health Record 2019 - 2023 Patient pathways
Health data
Services for health professionals
Kristian Malm-Nicolaisen
Supporting FACT teams through ICT in rural Norwegian areas 2019 - 2023 Helsedata
Tjenester for helsepersonell
Terje Solvoll
Supporting FACT teams through ICT in rural Norwegian areas 2019 - 2022 Helsedata
Tjenester for helsepersonell
Terje Solvoll
BETTEReHEALTH: Human, Technological and Political factors for better coordination and support of e-health in Africa 2021 - 2022 Citizen services
Health data
Services for health professionals
Monika Knudsen Gullslett
Governance of e-health: models and strategies to obtain health policy goals Implementation capacity in a multi-stakeholder environment 2019 - 2023 Health data
Line Helen Linstad
Knowledge summary: AI Implementation in Healthcare 2021 - 2022 Health data
Maryam Tayefi Nasrabadi
Better use of artificial intelligence in the Norwegian specialist health services 2021 - 2025 Health data
Services for health professionals
Line Silsand
WARIFA: Watching the risk factors: Artificial intelligence and the personalized prevention and management of chronic conditions 2021 - 2024 Citizen services
Health data
Conceição Granja Thomas Roger Schopf
HEIR – A secure Healthcare Environment for Informatics Resilience. 2020 - 2023 Health data
Services for health professionals
Eirik Årsand
ClinCode - Computer-Assisted Clinical ICD-10 Coding for improving efficiency and quality in healthcare 2021 - 2024 Health data
Hercules Dalianis
Lightweight&Heavyweight - How to combine a open heawyweight platform based EHR with a lightweight IT solution like an app 2021 - 2022 Health data
Services for health professionals
Gro-Hilde Severinsen
E-helseforskningsmeter / Analyse e-helsemiljø 2018 - 2021 Helsedata
Andrius Budrionis
Exchange and sharing of patient generated data 2020 - 2022 Health data
Services for health professionals
Siri Bjørvig
Utvikling, implementering og evaluering av storskala e-helseløsninger 2021 - 2025 Health data
Kristian Malm-Nicolaisen
Identification of multimorbid patients with impactable risk profiles using artificial intelligence, the IM-PACT method 2021 - 2023 Pasientforløp
Gro Berntsen Maryam Tayefi Nasrabadi
DigSam: Digital sikkerhet i helse- og sosialfag 2021 - 2021 Helsedata
Johan Gustav Bellika
Helse og sykdom 2016 - 2020 Helsedata
Inger Torhild Gram
Kunnskapsoppsummering om bruk av personvernbevarende teknologier for kunstig intelligens i helse- og omsorgstjenesten 2022 - 2024 Helsedata
Per Atle Bakkevoll