Japan learns about Danish healthcare IT and innovation

October 02, 2017
A Japanese delegation visits Denmark to learn from best practices within Danish healthcare IT and innovation.

On September 28-29, 2017, a high-level delegation with healthcare directors, managers and researchers from Japan visited Odense and Copenhagen, Denmark. The aim of the visit was to learn from best practices within Danish healthcare IT and innovation.

On September 28, the delegates spent the day in the city of Odense on the island of Funen. Here, they visited the Science Park for a welcome session by Invest in Denmark and an introduction to the Danish healthcare sector. Afterwards, the delegation was introduced to the Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, an innovation division in the Region of Southern Denmark, which operates within the fields of assistive living technology, user-driven innovation and public–private partnership.

In the afternoon, the delegates visited the consultancy company Public Intelligence and its living lab facilities, an innovative environment where public authorities and private companies can co-create assisted living solutions. Rounding off the visit to Odense was an introduction to Invest in Odense and a briefing about the opportunities for Japanese companies to collaborate with local business partners.

On September 29, the program continued in Copenhagen where the delegates headed to the venue of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to meet with innovative Danish e-health companies. First, they met with Mr. Morten Elbæk Petersen, CEO of the national e-health portal, sundhed.dk, who gave a presentation on the official portal for the public Danish healthcare services. Part of this presentation included a governmental view by the Danish Health Data Authority.

Next, Mr. Lars Hulbæk, CEO of MedCom – the Danish healthcare data network, presented the aspect of developing, testing and disseminating electronic communication via national healthcare communication standards. Before ending the visit, the delegates met with Mr. Henrik Ibsen, CEO of OpenTelehealth, and Mr. A. Kaare Nygaard, Project Manager at CUREGPS, who jointly gave an introduction to Remote Patient Monitoring, and assessment of medication lists.

This visit was organized and hosted by Healthcare DENMARK in close collaboration with the Royal Danish Embassy in Tokyo and Invest in 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.

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