Finland explores Danish healthcare transformation

On March 11-12, 2020, Finnish healthcare directors and the Region Mayor from the Council of Tampere Region visited Denmark to get insight into the Danish healthcare transformation and public/private collaboration.

The delegates started the visit with an introduction to the Danish healthcare system and healthcare initiatives at the Danish Ministry of Health. Here, the delegates were introduced to the Structure reform, the new hospital construction plan, current priorities, and the role of the patient.

Afterwards, the delegates visited Danish Regions and learned about the Danish outpatient strategy and collaboration between the regions and municipalities. The visit also gave insight into the financing of Danish healthcare and the general approach to health, E-health, and health promotion.

After lunch, the delegation heard a presentation from the Danish Health Data Authority, which is responsible for the overall coordination of digitization of the healthcare system. As a governmental authority, the task is to set the national standards and promote a coherent data and IT infrastructure in the healthcare system. Here, the Finnish visitors learned about standardization, data collection, The National Service Platform (NSP), E-Prescription, and telemedicine.

Furthermore, the visit included an introduction to new health agreements across sectors by the Region of Southern Denmark.

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

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