The Czech National eHealth Center (NTMC) was established as a coordination and education center within a new rapidly developing branch of medicine - eHealth. Currently, there are numerous activities in the Czech Republic in the field of eHealth, nevertheless majority of them deal only with fragments. Major goal of the NTMC is to unify these activities under a single organizational structure.
Among other goals they are predominantly:
- an exploration of new directions and procedures in the field
- verification and implementation of innovations and principles in the practice
- development and use of modern methods within undergraduate and postgraduate education.
NTMC, is the first center in the Czech Republic that comprehensively focused on the implementation of clinical research activities in the field of telemedicine.
Co-founders of the NTMC are the Olomouc University Hospital (FNOL), Department of Internal Medicine I - Cardiology at University Hospital Olomouc and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of Palacký University in Olomouc. The Czech National eHealth Center is part of the infrastructure of the Olomouc University Hospital, where it is managed as a therapeutic center. Additional cooperating partners are entities from university institutes, medical facilities, technology companies and other relevant entities.