Delegates from Singapore find inspiration in Danish healthcare innovation

March 10, 2016
On March 7-9, 2016, a delegation from Singapore visited Denmark on a three-day study trip to learn from Danish experiences with reorganization of the healthcare sector.

14 high-level representatives from Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, including the CEO, doctors, senior administrators, and managers visited Aabenraa and Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 7-9, 2016. The aim of the visit was to find inspiration in Danish experiences with reorganization of the healthcare sector through innovation and efficiency strategies.

On March 7, the delegates started their study trip by visiting the vocational college for caregivers, Sosu Syd, in Aabenraa in the south of Denmark. The college educates young people as well as adults and offers different educations within healthcare and homecare. The delegates were introduced to alternating vocational training, distance and blended learning in vocational training, and simulation as didactical training method. The site visit also included knowledge exchange with and presentations by representatives from leading innovative Danish healthcare companies such as Life-Partners, ANY Group, and Vendlet.

In the afternoon, the delegates visited the Hospital of Southern Jutland in Aabenraa to learn more about the Danish healthcare system and patient centered care. The visit included a guided tour at the emergency department and demonstrations of patient centered care in practice. The delegates were also introduced to the concepts of new emergency stand-by units, as well as innovative solutions and new assisted living technologies.

The following day, on March 8, the delegates continued their study trip to Copenhagen to spend the day at Bispebjerg Hospital and Frederiksberg University Hospital. Here they met with a representative from the Research Unit of Chronic Conditions who gave a presentation on chronic care and telemedicine in the Capital Region of Denmark. Next, they met with representatives from the Department of Cardiology who, among other things, presented a clinical trial project on holter monitoring in atrial fibrillation with a special sensor technology developed by Danish medico company, Cortrium.

On March 9, the delegation rounded off the trip to Denmark by visiting Danish e-health company, Viewcare, in Copenhagen. Viewcare specializes in telemedicine solutions that enable effective remote collaboration between patients and professionals and hospitals and municipalities. The delegates were introduced to telemedicine solutions in outpatient service delivery, and cardiology and obstetrics. The visit also included a presentation on the virtual outpatient clinic at Odense University Hospital. The trip was completed with a demonstration of the Viewcare telemedicine solution.

The visit was hosted by Healthcare DENMARK. If you are interested in visiting Denmark and seeing these or other Danish healthcare solutions 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.