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About the research center

The Center for Shared Decision Making and Collaborative Care Research at the Oslo University Hospital combines e-health research and innovation with the overall goal to improve shared decision making, illness management, self-management and patient-centered collaborative care.

The center's strong interdisciplinary team has considerable experience in developing, implementing and testing user-centered e-health support systems, shown through RCT's to be highly effective in improving health outcomes (see associated research). To fulfill its mission the center uses participatory research methods and stakeholders involvement, utilizes recent advances in statistical and modeling methods and uses practice-based clinical trials combining intervention effectiveness with breakthrough methods translating interventions into the contexts of everyday collaborative practice.