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NOR-18 [EURO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for eHealth and Telemedicine

Director / Head: 
  Ms Tove SORENSEN
 




Institution:
  Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine (NST)
  University of Hospital of North Norway
Address:
  P.O. Box 35 - N-9038
  N-9038
 
Town:
  Tromsø
Country:
  NORWAY
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  +47 91 19 56 96
Fax:
  +47 77 75 40 98
Date of Designation:
  05/Jul/2002
Last Redesignation:
  23/Sep/2014
Expiry:
  23/Sep/2018
Terms of Reference:
  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. eLearning/Human Resources development Support to facilitate and develop e-learning programs as a means for health system capacity building. 
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Subjects:
  1. Health systems research & development 
  2. Health Technology (including laboratory services; but excluding blood safety) 
  3. Informatics and Telemedicine 
Types of activity:
  1. Providing technical advise to WHO 
  2. Provision of reference substances and other services 
  3. Collection and collation of information 
WHO Outputs:
  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
 
Responsible Officer:
  HAMILTON Clayton
Phone:
  +45 45 33 66 89
Email:
  hamiltonc@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  KAY Michael George
Phone:
  +41 22 79 11853
Email:
  kaym@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork