Birth, the first stage of the human life cycle, is critical to how we live and age. In Norway, CSAM’s homeland, over 60,000 babies will be born in 2014. Increasing life expectancy means that many of those born will have long lives, resulting in a major demographic shift. This is a global trend.
In 2013, in our home market of Norway alone, more than 200,000 persons have or have had cancer. This is around three times as many as in 1980. Each year roughly 30,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed, as opposed to 14,000 in 1980.
The health service is currently dependent upon good IT solutions in order to produce and deliver healthcare services. At the same time, the health service is undergoing enormous changes as a result of demanding challenges within the sector as a whole.
Healthcare systems in all countries are undergoing constant change, thereby greatly increasing the needs, requirements and expectations of authorities, patients and those who work in the healthcare service.