Development and implementation of solutions and services that realize the potential in telemedicine and e-health.

Development and commitment to patient-centred ICT services and welfare technology, focused on empowering each individual to care for his or her own health.

To ensure holistic and coordinated services for the population, patient pathways must become a joint frame of reference for the participants in the health service.

Management, development and research on clinical ICT solutions to improve communication and information flow in hospital services.

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From 1 January 2016, Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine (NST) has become Norwegian Centre for eHealth Research.


It started with simple consultations by telephone. Today, it is a jungle of advanced welfare technology. Two long-serving telemedicine experts have now written a book about the pioneering era in Tromsø, home of some of the earliest initiatives in applying and conducting research on telemedicine. 


NST researcher Dr J Artur Serrano is integrating cloud technology and an innovative mobile application to help older people feel safe in their homes. In International Innovation Issue 172 he describes the system’s features, and the reward of improving quality of life. 


What is needed to deploy telemedicine? The right context, involvement of the key people, good planning and sound “running” of the process. 

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