German delegation explores Danish outpatient treatment

March 27, 2018
On March 26-27, 2018, a delegation of directors from all over Germany visited Copenhagen and Odense, Denmark, to experience the Danish strategies within emergency care and outpatient treatment.

On March 26, the delegates started their visit by visiting the Danish Regions in Copenhagen. Here, the delegates met with Morten Elbæk Petersen, CEO of the national e-health portal, sundhed.dk. Elbæk Petersen gave a presentation on the official portal for the public Danish healthcare services, which enables patients and healthcare professionals to find health information, access personal health information, and communicate.
The German delegation also made acquaintance with the Emergency Medical Services Copenhagen in Ballerup and the medical helpline called “112”, which provides health professional advice to emergency calls and has emergency vehicles and a helicopter at its disposal.

On March 27, the delegates visited Odense University Hospital to hear Executive Director Peder Jest talk about the benefits and importance of a cross-sectoral collaboration between the hospital and municipality and how this has been crucial to the quality of treatment.

Next, the delegates visited the Shared Emergency Department at Odense University Hospital, which is Denmark’s largest emergency department spanning three floors and 400 rooms. All the emergency units are gathered in one specially designed building to increase quality and efficiency.

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.