Plans/strategy | Date: 2017-01-19 | Ministry of Health and Care Services
The health and care sector is a broad and important sector of society in which new knowledge, new technologies and demographic development lead to rapid and comprehensive changes. It is the Government’s intent to place patients and their needs at the centre of these developments.
These developments also give us the opportunity to build new industries and world-leading research communities in Norway. It is necessary to focus on innovation, knowledge and technology in order to meet the challenges in the sector, as well as to facilitate safe, high-quality services, renewal and industrial development.
The Health&Care21 Strategy was developed by universities, hospitals, municipalities, private sector, government agencies and the users themselves. This strategy is their response as to how research and innovation should contribute towards meeting challenges in these services and promote industrial development. Implementation of the Health&Care21 Strategy is essential in order to successfully meet these objectives. This action plan presents the Government’s implementation strategy.