NST is the world's largest centre for research and development in telemedicine and e-health. The centre has strong interdisciplinary expertise, and aims to shape the health care of the future. NST has about 200 employees, and is situated in Tromsø in northern Norway.

Through user-oriented research and development, NST has contributed to integration of care between levels in the health sector since 1993. Telemedicine solutions and e-health give patients easier and better access to health services. Effective collaboration makes the skills and services of health personnel available to more people, and society's resources are used more effectively.