German researchers explore Danish hospital and clinical logistics

On April 24-25, 2018, a delegation of German researchers visited Aalborg and Horsens, Denmark, to experience innovative and efficient Danish solutions within clinical and hospital logistics.

During their visit in Aalborg, the delegates visited Aalborg University Hospital to hear about the introduction of a new innovative solution that has resulted in an efficiency increase of nearly 20 pct. The new solution locates and tracks both staff and equipment, automates basic and repetitive tasks and helps to avoid delays in the hospital process by guiding patients around the hospital.

In the afternoon, the delegation participated in a session focusing on concept training for stakeholders in hospital logistics and current and future challenges within the field.The session involved sparring with two Danish companies specialized in innovative logistics systems, Lyngsoe Systems and Timedico.

On April 25, the delegation visited Regional Hospital Horsens where they were introduced to Columna Clinical Logistics, which has been installed in a wide range of hospital emergency departments, operating areas and wards in Denmark and abroad. The system has had a positive impact on increased efficiency, quality of treatment and improvement of the working environment for the staff.

Finally, the delegation heard about warehouse logistics and were introduced to a new innovative solution, which consists of an intelligent and fully automated transport and storage solution that will change the internal supply logistics for hospitals in the future.

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