German delegates explore Danish emergency care and digitalization

May 08, 2019
On May 6-7, 2019, a delegation of healthcare professionals from Hessen, Germany, visited Copenhagen to explore Danish emergency care and the digitalization within the Danish healthcare sector.

During their visit to the Emergency Medical Services Copenhagen, the delegates learned about the organization of the Capital Region’s emergency standby and were very impressed by the efficiency and high level of digitalization of the dispatch center. They also saw a modern ambulance provided by the Danish company Falck and heard about its features from a paramedic. The ambulances’ high-tech equipment allows real-time communication with the hospital waiting for the patient and the access of the patient’s electronic health record via built-in screens.

The following morning, the delegates visited Zealand University Hospital in Køge, one of the sixteen Danish Super Hospital projects. After learning about the ambitious renovation and extension plans for the hospital, the delegation went on a guided tour of the Emergency Department and had the exclusive opportunity for knowledge exchange with the senior physician in charge of the department.

The visit was rounded off by a presentation of the national e-health portal, sundhed.dk, which enables patients to access their personal health data as well as healthcare professionals to find their patients’ health information.

The visit was organized and hosted by Healthcare DENMARK. For more information about this visit, please contact Senior Consultant Dr. Nadja Kronenberger.

If you are interested in visiting Denmark and seeing these or other Danish healthcare solutions and initiatives yourself, please do not hesitate to request a visit. Healthcare DENMARK will tailor a program to your specific preferences and assist with planning local transportation and accommodation.