Core tasks

Our core tasks are:

Health data and registers

By developing and running the national health registers, we ensure comprehensive and valid health data for patient treatment, development, planning and research. We provide health statistics and analyses of cause of death, disease patterns, medicine and activity in the healthcare sector etc. and monitor and follow up on political goals and agreements in terms of quality and efficiency in health. 

We also develop, maintain and exhibit classifications and terminologies and give advice on the use. 

Digital health solutions

We manage major projects and programmes that strengthen the coordination of digitalisation of the healthcare sector. We are responsible for IT solutions such as the National Service Platform, the Shared Medication Record and many other solutions that are used throughout the healthcare system. 

By setting shared goals in the form of strategies, agreements and IT architecture, we coordinate the work with health data and IT across the Danish healthcare system.

Cyber and information security

We are responsible for facilitating and coordinating efforts to ensure cyber and information security within The Ministry of Health and the Danish healthcare sector in general.

Health finance

We maintain and develop the casemix system that supports the different forms of financing in the Danish healthcare system.