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The COVID-19 crisis affects all countries in the world. It is a race against time to keep the outbreak under control and ensure sufficient healthcare capacity to handle the excess number of COVID-19 patients. In this critical situation, public healthcare authorities, companies large and small and universities stand united to combine all resources to step up capacity to handle the crisis. This brochure presents examples of some of the innovative Danish digital healthcare and service solutions that help fight COVID-19. These initiatives make a difference for both Danish citizens and healthcare professionals.
The strain on global healthcare systems and the crisis created by the spread of COVID-19 are unprecedented. Along with political action and established epidemics and protection measures, this situation also created an unprecedented awareness of the crucial role of innovative health technologies in managing such an extraordinary situation. This catalogue contains examples of Danish companies and solutions that have stepped up to address the COVID-19 crisis in close cooperation with healthcare authorities and which have made a clear difference for patients and healthcare professionals.
Denmark has a solid foundation for further digitization of the healthcare system where the goal is for citizens to experience the healthcare system as a coherent network based on a citizen-centric approach. A national strategy for digital health was launched in January 2018 with the purpose to drive the sustainable development of the Danish healthcare system. The strategy focuses on digitization and use of health data in the context of prevention, care and direct treatment.
With a global reality where 800 million people are undernourished and 2.2 billion people are overweight, developing healthy foods is key. Denmark’s strengths within healthy food innovation are rooted in collaborative research and development. As science continues to unravel the links between diet and health, new ingredients, food products and solutions are building a platform for healthier lifestyles. This white paper by Food Nation Denmark describes Denmark’s approach to innovating the market for healthier food products.
Countries around the world are facing the same challenges. Our populations live longer, and contemporary lifestyle leads to more patients with chronic diseases. This results in both a higher demand and budget pressure for the healthcare system. In order to meet these challenges, Denmark has taken initiatives to establish early detection of diseases, focus on population health and prevention, and strengthen primary healthcare services. This publication gives an overall introduction to the Danish healthcare system.
The Danish life sciences industry is one of the most important sectors in the Danish economy. Recognized internationally for innovative products and services, Danish companies are global leaders in the treatment of diseases such as diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s, skin diseases and allergies as well as leaders in medtech areas such as hearing aids, disposable medical devices, and innovative medtech supplies and products. This publication gives an introduction to the Danish approach to world class life science.
Nordic Welfare Solutions is one of six flagship projects under the Nordic prime ministers’ initiative “Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges” and aims at paving the way for increased export through Nordic cooperation, stronger Nordic branding, and storytelling. This white paper presents some of the smart digital health solutions developed and implemented in the Nordic countries with the purpose to, among other things, help patients monitor and manage their own conditions and improve treatment and diagnostics.
This publication is issued by the Danish Ministry of Health and has been composed in close collaboration with healthcare DENMARK. Read about the organisation of health and elderly care in Denmark, patients’ rights, primary healthcare, hospitals, elderly care, psychiatric care, health promotion, digitisation and health data, medicines and pharmacies, financing of healthcare and elderly care, and the organisation of the Ministry of Health.
In the 2016 Digital Economy and Society Index, Denmark has an overall score of 0.68 and ranks 1st among all 28 EU member states, having improved slightly on last year’s top-ranking score. Danish citizens are the most advanced in the use of internet. 88 pct. of Danish internet users does e-banking and 82 pct. shops online. Read the full country profile on Denmark here.
In DESI 2015, Denmark has an overall score of 0.68 and ranks 1st out of the 28 EU member states. Denmark has the most advanced use of digital public services, for example 69 pct. of internet users send return filled forms online to the public authorities. Read the full report here.
This brochue presents the results and visions of the Danish non-profit cooperation, MedCom, between 2012 and 2013.
Danish eHealth is top of its class internationally. The challenge ahead is to fully exploit the potential of these digital solutions in the treatment of patients, to ensure greater coherence between digitalization efforts across the healthcare sector, and to ensure greater visibility of outcomes. This report describes the prepared strategy for the Danish healthcare sector from 2013 to 2017.
Executive summary, assessment and recommendations, 15 April 2013.