The ongoing shortage of qualified radiologists and high levels of burnout in many countries, including Norway, make it more important than ever that clinicians use their time efficiently and effectively prioritize patients in need. Clinicians need workflow-enhancing solutions to manage growing workloads amid staff shortages and help ensure consistency and accelerate diagnosis and treatment, while improving patient outcomes.
Under a framework agreement with Philips, Norwegian healthcare provider Vestre Viken Health Trust uses Philips AI Manager, a cloud-based AI-based clinical applications platform. The large-scale rollout includes an AI-based bone fracture radiology application that will serve the needs of around half a million people in 22 Norwegian municipalities. Lasting 4 years with a possible extension, the agreement has the potential to provide clinical AI solutions to approximately 3.8 million people (70% of the Norwegian population) across 30 hospitals across the four main regional authorities health of the country. This is Philips’ largest and most comprehensive agreement to deploy enterprise-wide AI in a healthcare system in Europe.
“The application of artificial intelligence in our radiology department has exceeded our expectations. In addition to improving patient flow and the quality of care provided to our patients, we have found that AI even detects fractures that doctors have overlooked,” said Cecilie B. Løken, Chief Technology Officer at Vestre Viken Health Trust. “AI will become a central input factor in healthcare services of the future, to ensure efficient and quality patient care. »