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Overview of the national health registries

The mandatory national health registries were established to maintain national functions. They are used for health analysis, health statistics, improving the quality of healthcare, research, administration and emergency preparedness.

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The registries are regulated according to the Act relating to Personal Health Data Registries (2014). The registries with personally identifiable information that are not based on consent are established after evaluation by the Norwegian government. Some of the national health registries do not contain personally identifiable data. 

Overview of the national health registries

Register

Paragraph in
Personal Health Data Registries Act

Data Responsible
(Data Processor)

1. Medical Birth Registry of Norway

§ 11

Norwegian Institute of Public Health

2. Registry of Pregnancy Termination

§ 9b

Norwegian Institute of Public Health

3. Norwegian Cardiovascular Disease Registry

§ 11

Norwegian Institute of Public Health

4.  Cause of Death Registry

§ 11

Norwegian Institute of Public Health

5. Norwegian Prescription Database (NorPD)

§ 9b

Norwegian Institute of Public Health

6. Norwegian Immunisation Registry (SYSVAK)

§ 11

Norwegian Institute of Public Health

7. Norwegian Surveillance System for Communicable Diseases (MSIS)

§ 11

Norwegian Institute of Public Health

8.  Norwegian Surveillance System for Infections in Hospitals (NOIS)

§ 9b

Norwegian Institute of Public Health

9. Norwegian Surveillance System for Antimicrobial Drug Resistance (NORM)

§ 9b

Norwegian Institute of Public Health (University Hospital of North Norway)

10. Norwegian Surveillance System for Virus Resistance (RAVN)

§ 9b

Norwegian Institute of Public Health

11. Norwegian Patient Register (NPR)

§ 11

Norwegian Directorate of Health

12. Norwegian Information System for the Nursing and Care Sector (IPLOS)

§ 9b

Norwegian Directorate of Health (Statistics Norway)

13. Municipal Patient and User Registry*

§  11

Norwegian Directorate of Health

14. Cancer Registry of Norway

§  11

Oslo University Hospital

15. Genetic screening of newborns**

§ 9a jf. § 33

Oslo University Hospital

16. ePrescription database**

§ 9a jf. § 33

Norwegian Directorate for e-Health

17. Registry of the Norwegian Armed Forces Medical Services

§ 11

Armed Forces Medical

18. Medical Archives Registry

§ 12

Directorate for Cultural Heritage

*Under establishment, regulations under hearing.

**Also based in the Medical Records Act § 3