German delegation impressed by Danish digital health

April 05, 2019

Photo by Healthcare DENMARK
On April 1-2, 2019, several delegates from the Hospital St. Joseph-Stift in Dresden and the Hospital St. Marienstift in Magdeburg visited Copenhagen to explore the Danish hospital reform and the high level of digitalization within the Danish healthcare sector.

The delegates were impressed by 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. They also had the opportunity to visit New Hospital Hvidovre, one of the Super Hospital projects in the Copenhagen area. The project consists of 30,000 square meters of new buildings containing a ​common emergency department, a new department for cardiology and a new mother and child center with ​children's ward, neonatal and obstetrics services.

During their visit to the Emergency Medical Services Copenhagen, the delegates learned about the organization of the Capital Region’s emergency standby and had the opportunity to see a modern ambulance provided by the Danish company Falck. 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 visit was rounded off by a tour of the new patient hotel in Rigshospitalet and a presentation of an innovative project called "Chemo at Home", the Clinic of Hematology’s patient-centered concept for high-intensity home treatment of leukemia patients without the presence of healthcare staff.

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.