Time: Sunday, June 8 at 18:00-21:00
Location: Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine, Tromsø Science Park (Forskningsparken) in Breivika, 2nd floor, Sykehusvn. 23
(Click for travel description. The front door will be open from 17:30).
Price: free of charge.
Gunnar Hartvigsen, PhD, Professor
Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine
University Hospital of North Norway
N-9038 Tromsø, Norway
Medical Informatics & Telemedicine Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Tromsø
N-9037 Tromsø, Norway
Telephone +47 776 44049
Telefax +47 776 44580
Secretary +47 776 44056
Mobile +47 90657785
The tutorial gives an overview of telemedicine in Tromsø and North Norway since the first telemedicine projects were started in 1987-1988. The first projects were inititated at Televerket's research institute together with Norut IT (research center at University of Tromsø), Tromsø Regional Hospital (later University Hospital of North Norway - UNN), Kirkenes Hospital and Troms Military Hospital. In 1993, Department of Telemedicine at UNN was established. In 1999, it became the Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine (NST), and was labeled as a Centre of expertise in telemedicine. In 2002, NST was appointed as the first World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Telemedicine. Today, NST is with its more than 100 employees a driving force in telemedicine research and development.
The tutorial offers a historical review of the pioneering activity in telemedicine and includes a presentation of the following telemedicine services: Teleradiology, Otorhinolaryngology, Telepathology, Ophthalmology, Teledermatology, Telecardiology, Teledialysis, Prenatal, Emergency service, Teleoncology, Telecare, Teleodontology, Teleendocrinology, Telesurgery, Psychiatry, (Solutions for) Patient empowerment, Maritime telemedicine, Distant education, Videconference in telemedicine, Messages and electronic communication, Electronic Health Records, and Intelligent tools. For each service, problem, solution, and lessons learned will be presented.
Div. reports, presentations, news, etc. from 1986-2007.
Clinicians and other healthcare workers; informatics researchers; government healthcare representatives and policy makers; master students in medical informatics and others who want to learn more about telemedicine in practice.
95% basic, 5% intermediate.