Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for eHealth and Telemedicine
Director / Head:
Ms Tove SORENSEN
Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine (NST)
University of Hospital of North Norway
P.O. Box 35 - N-9038
+47 91 19 56 96
+47 77 75 40 98
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- Country work
To support WHO activities for eHealth, mHealth and Telemedicine by providing advice and consultancy on best practices in national settings that facilitate the improvement of health systems and citizens involvement in health promotion and disease prevention.
- Research and dissemination
To support WHO by:
a. identifying and developing an evidence base on the use of telemedicine and e-health for improving access to and quality of health service delivery, and enhancing performance of health service providers.
b. contributing to telemedicine and e-health knowledge generation and dissemination through the collection of publicly available information on the applications and impact of telemedicine and e-health.
- eLearning/Human Resources development
Support to facilitate and develop e-learning programs as a means for health system capacity building.
- Health systems research & development
- Health Technology (including laboratory services; but excluding blood safety)
- Informatics and Telemedicine
Types of activity:
- Providing technical advise to WHO
- Provision of reference substances and other services
- Collection and collation of information
4.4.2 - Countries enabled to plan, develop and implement an eHealth strategy
4.4.3 - Knowledge management policies, tools, networks, assets and resources developed and fully utilized by WHO and countries to strengthen their capacity to generate, share and apply knowledge
KAY Michael George
+41 22 791 1853
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork