We're changing our form and purpose

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. 


7 - 8 October 2014, Rome, Italy: The Italian Ministry of Health is organizing, under the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union the Conference on eHealth that will take place on 7-8 October 2014 in Rome.


Participating in diabetes groups on the Internet may improve self-management of the illness and encourage lifestyle changes, according to new doctoral research from the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine (NST).

Kevin Thon

Kevin Thon has been working with software to help doctors find out whether a mole is malignant or not. A specialized digital camera – a dermatoscope – is used to photograph moles that might be malignant. The digital image is then analysed using the new software.

Jörn Schulz

Statistician Jörn Schulz has developed new methods for analysis of medical images in his PhD research. They could enable more precise diagnosis and treatment of diseases including prostate cancer.


Norwegians have been using health technology for mobile phones for a long time, but what factors make it possible for an app to support self-management of illness? Written by Vibeke Os for the University of Tromsø (UiT), Norway’s Arctic university.

Andre Dias

Can wearable sensors improve everyday life for people with COPD and cystic fibrosis? In Tromsø, Norway, experts in health informatics are conducting research to find out.


When Norwegian doctors think that e-health borders on the indefensible, something is wrong. Instead of burying their heads in the sand, doctors and researchers should find out how the new technologies can be used in the best possible way.


Athens, 14 May 2014 –Today the Momentum project published a list of 18 factors that are critical to deploying telemedicine successfully into routine health care.  


Sixteen years ago, Dag Solberg (59) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Stabilizing his blood sugar and dosing the right amount of insulin became a daily struggle. Now the postman has achieved good control – with the help of the Diabetes Diary app.