Ireland looks into Danish healthcare innovation

An Irish delegation visits Denmark to learn more about Danish experiences in healthcare management and innovation.

On June 19-20, 2017, a delegation of high-level directors and managers from Health Service Executive Ireland (HSE), led by alumni and staff from the Centre for Health Policy and Management at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), conducted a visit to Copenhagen, Denmark, to learn from Danish experiences in healthcare management and innovation including acute care and psychiatry. The HSE provides all of Ireland's public health services in hospitals and communities across the country. Trinity College Dublin is the highest ranked university in the Republic of Ireland, with a centuries-old tradition in excellence in research and teaching.

On June 19, the delegates visited DTU Business, the Executive School of Business, for an introduction to the ILC program, Innovation Leadership Challenge, a senior executive program that focuses on establishing and supporting innovation activities within healthcare and life science. The program included a walk to DTU Skylab, an innovation hub located at campus, which enables student innovation and entrepreneurship.

Part of the busy program was an introduction to two different innovation projects. First, Rigshospitalet presented the innovative case of home chemotherapy and next, the North Zealand Hospital presented examples of innovative set-ups at the hospital. In the afternoon, the delegates had a site visit to Monsenso, an innovative Danish technology company that develops m-health solutions to people with mental and psychiatric disorders. Here, they learned about research and application of the Monsenso solution in a clinical setting.

On June 20, the delegates visited the Copenhagen Centre for Cancer and Health. The visit included a guided tour at the center and presentations on various topics such as organization and rehabilitation, activities targeting men, and inequality in cancer rehabilitation.

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

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.