MMSF grant supports project researching the use of AI in helping with ER overcrowding


Winnipeg’s Victoria Hospital is tackling emergency room crowding with a new project using artificial intelligence (AI), backed by $27,150 in grants from the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF) and the Victoria Hospital Foundation. Dr. Farzad Zaerpour, an associate professor at the University of Winnipeg, is leading this innovative research aimed at enhancing patient flow and efficiency in emergency departments.  

This pressing issue is underscored by data showing nearly 14 million unscheduled emergency visits in Canada from April 2021 to March 2022. The project will develop AI models to help reduce wait times, improve patient outcomes, and make better use of existing resources. The initial phase includes a literature review, AI model development and a pilot test.  

Read the full article in the Winnipeg Sun.