St. Petersburg looking to Danish Public-Private Partnerships

April 08, 2013
Patient satisfaction is on the rise in Denmark. So is public healthcare efficiency. In part due to a clear strategy and a proactive effort to further public-private partnerships in the modernization of Danish healthcare.

Looking for inspiration on applying public-private partnership principles as a means to increase healthcare efficiency, a large delegation from Russia is these days visiting Copenhagen and Odense as part of the cooperative project ”Health Economics: Public-Private Partnership” between the Nordic Council of Ministers and St. Petersburg. The visit is hosted by Healthcare DENMARK and will last from the 8th till the 12th of April

Coming to Denmark are the Public Health Care Committee of St. Petersburg, various medical institutions, the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University GSOM, and an association of private clinics.

The visit kicks off with introductions to Danish healthcare and medical treatment technology, healthcare innovation, and private hospitals’ role in the national effort to secure a higher quality of life. Afterwards deeper insight into the Danish healthcare system will be facilitated by demonstrations and networking opportunities with Medcom, Health-IT, Systematic, and Falck.

The Danish Technological Institute, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and The Health and Care Administration of Copenhagen Municipality will also meet with the delegation to discuss missions and perspectives of the Danish healthcare. Afterwards, the Russian delegation will visit Novo Nordisk, the biggest pharmacology company in Denmark, to discuss innovations in pharmacology and the interaction between companies to reach industrial symbiosis.