Artificial intelligence in health is a relatively new field that covers a variety of different topics. An important role for SPKI is to disseminate knowledge and provide advice on various aspects of clinical use of KI. One of the ways we do this is through our resource bank.
Under legal framework, you will find information that we hope can guide you when you do legal considerations for your AI-project.
Development and clinical implementation of artificial intelligence also requires profound ethical considerations. Under ethical principles, you will find general information about the ethical principles that we in SPKI use as guidance for our projects.
Our resource bank will be expanded over time.
The regional health authority in Northern Norway, Helse Nord, has recently adopted a new strategy for artificial intelligence for the years 2022-2025.
Several projects have started in order to follow up the strategy, including the establishment of several task forces. You can read more about this below. In addition, SPKI, the most important organizational measure for Helse Nord, has been established and have started to work on several projects.
The vision in the strategy is to actively facilitate the development and good clinical use of quality-assured and validated AI-based solutions that can improve the quality of health care and optimise the use of resources in the hospitals in the region.
You can read more about this strategy here.
Several working groups have been appointed to follow up the AI strategy in Helse Nord. Here we give a brief account of these.
AI in medical radiology
A working group has been established with a mandate to study and specify which AI solutions may be relevant for implementation in the field of radiology in Helse Nord. The working group consists of radiologists and radiographers from all health trusts in the region. SPKI also participates in the work. This work is led by Finn Henry Hansen and will lead to a report that will be completed in the late summer of 2022.
New regional ICT platform for artificial intelligence
The RIKTIG project, led by Helse Nord IKT, is now underway with preparatory work examining the possibilities and need to create a regional ICT platform to support artificial intelligence in Helse Nord. This preliminary project will go through both a concept and a planning phase before it is completed in the spring of 2022. The work is led by Ove Granberg.
Better AI education
UiT has taken responsibility for appointing a working group that will investigate in more detail which specific measures should be implemented to strengthen education on AI for health care professionals. The working group consists of members from UiT and SPKI, and is led by the vice dean for education at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Astrid Gramstad. This work will be completed in September 2022.
Routines and guidelines for AI projects
UNN has set up a working group that is establishing routines and standards for interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of technology and medicine. The group is broadly composed and consists of, among others, lawyers, ICT personnel, researchers and privacy advisers from UNN, UiT, Helse Nord ICT and the Norwegian Centre for e-Health Research. These routines will make it easier both to order / hand out data and to try out new AI tools in clinical use. For more info about this work, contact centre manager at SPKI, Karl Øyvind Mikalsen.