Information technology strategies for health and social care in Norway

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Bergstrøm, Roald ; Heimly, Vigdis (2004)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: International Journal of Circumpolar Health (issn: 1797-237X, eissn: 1239-9736)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/ijch.v63i4.17751
  • Subject: community-care, IT, national strategies, Norwegian health net, PACS

Objectives. Provide an introduction to national IT strategies for the health and social sectors, and point out major challenges for the future of eHealth and Telemedicine in Norway. Methods. The information provided in this article is based on reviews of national strategies and plans, and contact with projects and users in the health and social sectors. Conclusion. IT in health and social services has the potential to improve welfare, while simultaneously improving the efficiency of the systems. IT in home- and community-care will provide the users with better services closer to home in the coming years. National strategies and action plans are important, but the funding necessary for the recommended actions must also be provided. Organisational issues are important.(Int J Circumpolar Health 2004; 63(4):336-348)Keywords: community-care, IT, national strategies, Norwegian health net, PACS
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