- Helseregisterloven (The Healt Register Act)
- Gode helseregistre – bedre helse (pdf) (Good Health Registers – Better Health)
A basis register shall be established in which data about patients with cardio-vascular illness shall be collected from Norwegian patient register, the Cause-of-Death Register and the Population Register. Thereafter, this register will be connected to medical quality registers for cardio-vascular illness. Examples of such quality registers are:
- Norsk hjerneslagregister (The Norwegian Stroke Register)
- Hjerteinfarktregisteret (The Cardiac Infarction Register)
Responsibility for Handling Data
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is responsible for handling the data in the Cardio-Vascular Register. On July 8th, 2011, the Ministry of Health and Care Services provided a draft towards instructions on the collection and handling of health information in the national register of cardio-vascular illness for hearing with a deadline of October 7th, 2011.
Høring av utkast til forskrift om innsamling og behandling av helseopplysninger i nasjonalt register over hjerte- og karlidelser (Helse- og omsorgsdepartementet) (Hearing on the draft towards instructions on the collection and handling of health information in the national register of cardio-vascular illness (Ministry of Health and Care Services))
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s Bergen division shall establish and run the basis register, and cooperate with the medical quality registers. A project director and an IT-project director for the Cardio-Vascular Register were hired in February/March, 2011.