Artificial intelligence in the north!

The Norwegian Centre for E-health Research will research the introduction of artificial intelligence in Helse Nord!

Grafikk av Nora MacLaren
Artificial intelligence will be used in radiology to diagnose fractures. Graphic: Nora MacLaren

A group of our researchers led by Gro-Hilde Severinsen has been awarded a total of NOK 6 million to conduct follow-up research on the implementation and piloting of artificial intelligence in radiology at the Northern Norway Regional Health Authority. The funding comes from Helse Nord itself, which has recognised the need for follow-up research in this field to ensure that the implementation is as successful as possible.

The project will run for three years and the researchers will investigate the opportunities and challenges that arise when artificial intelligence is implemented and utilised, as well as the benefits for patients and healthcare professionals.

"We are very pleased that Helse Nord recognises the value of having follow-up research associated with the introduction of artificial intelligence in the region. Having followed the introduction of artificial intelligence in radiology in Vestre Viken since 2020, we at NSE have gained important knowledge about this type of process, which is important to bring with us into the work that is now starting in Helse Nord," says Gro-Hilde.

Gro-Hilde Severinsen
Gro-Hilde Severinsen is looking forward to researching the implementation of AI in Helse Nord.

The project is not unlike what is already taking place at Vestre Viken, where they have successfully implemented and utilised artificial intelligence to detect fractures in X-rays. In this project, it has been shown that follow-up research and regular feedback along the way have helped the introduction of artificial intelligence to go as well as it has.