TTL - Tromsø Telemedicine Laboratory
The centre's main objective is to become a world-leading centre for research and innovation in the field of advanced telemedicine and eHealth systems. The centre will lay the foundations for a new generation of products and services for the treatment of chronic, age and lifestyle related diseases.
Host institution: University Hospital of North Norway - Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine
Research partners: University of Tromsø, Norut IT
User partners: Telenor, IBM, DIPS, Norwegian Healthnet, Northern Norway Regional Health Authority
Budget: Approx. NOK 180 million over 8 years
The number of patients with chronic, age and lifestyle related diseases is growing steadily and creating serious challenges for the public health service. More patients must be given the chance to take greater responsibility for their own health and be able to be treated in their own homes.
TTL will therefore develop commercially relevant telemedicine solutions that will make it easier for the health service in Norway and in other countries to provide the elderly and chronically sick with safe and effective home care.
Research at TTL will cover subjects such as how new "smart sensors" and personal terminals can be adapted for those with chronic diseases. These systems will be wireless and invisibly integrated with the health service.
Information from these new systems will be integrated with existing patient information and lead to broader clinical decision support such as computer aided diagnosis and automatic health monitoring for individuals and at a group level. The overall patient care pathway must be established through computer supported cooperative work, where user interface, integration, safety and reorganisation of health services are central research areas.
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