Norway joins eHealth cooperation for personalized healthcare

EPA/MARTIN SCHUTT

An x-ray assistant lies in a CT scanner for purposes of demonstration in the emergency room of the University Hospital (UKJ) in Jena, Germany, 20 January 2016. The UKJ is the first hospital in Germany to employ a new kind of CT scanner in the emergency room. Various steps of treatment can be performed through with a single scan, while simultaneously reducing radiation exposure for the patient. The GE Healthcare scanner is called the 'Revolution CT.' 

Norway joins eHealth cooperation for personalized healthcare


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Norway signed on 15 June the European Declaration on linking genomic databases across borders, an agreement of cooperation which aims to personalize treatments for rare diseases, cancer and improve prevention of diseases.
Norway is the 21st country joining the cooperation between countries aimed to provide secure cross-border access to banks of genetic and other health data, in accordance with the EU data protection rules.
The States that have signed the Declaration are Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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