Collaborating in networks gives value, access to new knowledge and the opportunity to find new partners.
Collaborating in networks nationally and internationally gives researchers the opportunity to get more out of their work. It is important for the research career and for the opportunity to apply for research funding.
The Norwegian Centre for E-health Research is a member of many different organizations and networks that provide enhanced collaboration opportunities.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The Norwegian Centre for E-health Research is a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating centre for telemedicine and e-health. This means that the centre provides advice to WHO and its member countries on e-health matters. The Norwegian Centre for E-health Research has been a WHO Collaborating Centre since 2002.
EHTEL (European Health Telematics Association)
EHTEL (European Health Telematics Association) supports all stakeholders in their interest and engagement in e-health. It does so by providing first-hand insight and information about what drives key e-health policies, frameworks and deployments in Europe.
Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi)
Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) is the global scientific and professional society for all those who produce, use, or encounter HTA. HTAi has members from over 65 countries and embraces all stakeholders, including researchers, agencies, policy makers, industry, academia, health service providers, and patients/consumers.
HIMSS Europe is the European arm of HIMSS, the largest health IT membership organisation in the world. www.himss.eu
HIMSS Europe is overseen by an independent Governing Council, which helps to steer its strategic direction, providing content expertise and keeping an oversight of the organisation’s activities. It also appoints member-based work groups that have delegated responsibility to assist management in the execution of operational strategies, to support the development and promotion of other HIMSS Europe solutions and services, develop governance roles, procedures and practices to ensure an effective governance and oversight body. www.himss.eu/about-himss/governing-council
The Women in Health IT Europe Community seeks to engage women across the entire health IT ecosystem. The priority of the community is to address the gender gap within the industry, to drive awareness of gender-related issues and to provide professional resources and greater recognition to women leaders making significant contributions to the field. www.himss.eu/communities/women-health-it-community
International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)
IMIA is the world body for health and biomedical informatics. As an ‘association of associations’, IMIA acts as a bridging organisation, bringing together the constituent organisations and their members. IMIA provides leadership and expertise to the multidisciplinary, health focused community and to policy makers, to enable the transformation of healthcare in accord with the world-wide vision of improving the health of the world population.
Inherent in IMIA’s role is to bring together, from a global perspective, scientists, researchers, users, vendors, developers, consultants and suppliers in an environment of cooperation and sharing.
DIPEx International (Database of Individual Patients' Experiences) is an association of expert researchers conducting qualitative research into people’s personal experiences of health and illness. www.dipexinternational.org
The group searches and develops common Nordic indicators for e-health functionalities and services and tests them to produce Nordic e-health benchmark data for use by national and international policy makers and scientific communities to support development of Nordic welfare.