Centre for eHealth and Health Care Technology
Established in the spring of 2010, the centre is a multidisciplinary co-operation between the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as the Faculty of Engineering and Science. eHealth and Health Care Technology is pointed out as one of the university’s strategic focus areas. Through research the centre wants to contribute to a better and more efficient use of technology for patients in their everyday life. In the clinical laboratory of 450 square meters, a setup for “mini Health Care Norway” is established, including a patient home with smart-house integrations, and with a secured health network infrastructure. This is ideal for controlled lab tests of new ICT solutions and procedures for extended care coordination, usability studies etc.
Centre for Caring Research – Southern Norway
The centre was founded in December 2008 and is one of five regional centres in Norway, established as a part of the ‘Care Plan 2015’ by the Ministry of Health and Care Services in Norway. The centre is a collaboration between Telemark University College and the University of Agder. The impact area is the southern region of Norway.
The overall mandate is to strengthen research and development linked to care-services in Norway, and to develop practice-related knowledge in close relation to the municipal sector:
- Create new projects in close cooperation with local governments
- Distribute relevant knowledge and making it available for the municipal sector
The Centre for Caring Research has divided its research profile into three main areas:
Focus on contextual conditions for good quality in health care services such as recruitment, interaction, management, politics, etc.
Focus on cultural activities such as physical activity, the voluntary sector, etc.
Focus on aging in relation to physical and psychological health and quality of life such as dementia, palliative care, ICT-care, etc.
Important research areas are the elderly and the disabled, mental health, active (health) care, recruitment and health services research. For more information please visit our website: www.omsorgsor.no