New Zealand explores Danish healthcare innovation

June 05, 2019

Photo by Healthcare DENMARK
On June 3 – June 4, 2019, a delegation from the MidCentral District Health Board from New Zealand visited Odense and Copenhagen, Denmark, to find inspiration in Danish healthcare innovation and the new hospital construction.

On June 3, the delegation started the program with an introduction to the Danish healthcare system, where the visitors respectively heard about the three pillars of the Danish healthcare system, the financing model, and how Denmark has managed to reduce the average length of stay in hospitals. Next, the delegates visited The Danish Health Data Authority, which is responsible for the overall coordination of digitization of the healthcare system. Here, the delegation experienced a governmental view of data collection and the medicine profile. Next, the delegation went to Odense to visit Odense University Hospital, which is one of the five university hospitals in Denmark. Besides a tour of the emergency department, the visit gained insight into the digitalization and how the hospital deals with overcrowding.

On June 4, the delegation was introduced to the Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, which is the central division for health innovation in the Region of Southern Denmark. Next, the delegates visited The New University Hospital, which will be one of the most modern and advanced hospitals in Northern Europe.

The visit was organized and hosted by Healthcare Denmark. For more information about this visit, please contact Communications Consultant Muqdad Al-Dakhiel.

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.