Digital health solutions

The Danish Health Data Authority develops digital solutions for the Danish healthcare sector.

Danish healthcare is one of the most digitalised healthcare services in the world, and we continually strive to develop better digital solutions for the citizens. The Danish Health Data Authority works to provide better healthcare data and better digital solutions on a national level by collecting and compiling data and using this to inform digital solutions that aid both patients and healthcare professionals. 

We translate policy objectives within healthcare into digital solutions for national IT infrastructure that promote a healthier Denmark. These solutions are developed in meaningful and productive cooperation with a number of Danish public and private organisations within the fields of health and IT, including clinical professionals who provide important insights into how these technologies will later be implemented in practice. 

Examples of digital health solutions

  • National Service Platform

    The National Service Platform is the infrastructure that enables the use of national registers and services directly in patient care. The platform ensures high availability and operational stability. Via the National Service Platform, healthcare professionals have access to a number of national registers such as the Danish Civil Registration System and the Authorization Register as well as national services such as the Shared Medication Record and Report of Birth.

  • Shared Medication Record

    The Shared Medication Record provides access to information on the citizen’s medication for both citizens and health professionals. Health professionals who are treating the citizen, have easy access to updated medicine information via the Shared Medication Record and may also register and change information. Citizens are able to look up information about their current and previous prescriptions as well as order renewal of their prescriptions. 

  • Health Appointment Overview

    When the Health Appointment Overview is fully implemented in 2022, it will allow patients and relatives to view appointments with the GP, hospital or municipal care via the official web portal for the public Danish healthcare system, Healthcare professionals will gain access to the same information via their own electronic health record system. This enables the health professionals to better coordinate and plan the treatment and care of their patients.

  • Shared Personal Information

    The Shared Personal Information, which will be fully implemented in 2023, allows the patient’s personal information to be shared across different sectors in the healthcare system. It also means that changes in the patient’s personal information will no longer have to be corrected in many different systems. The same information can be viewed and corrected by healthcare professionals at both GP’s, in hospitals and in the municipal healthcare. It also allows patients to enter information about for instance phone number, closest relatives, preferred language or temporary address via the official web portal for the public Danish healthcare system,

  • The Pregnancy Folder

    In 2022, a new digital solution will replace the paper-based pregnancy journal that pregnant women have had to carry with them to appointments with different health professionals such as their GP, midwife or sonographer. Healthcare professionals will have access to all information about the pregnancy via a website or their own electronic health record system, while an app will function as the platform for information for the pregnant women, such as pregnancy data, test results, appointments and articles about pregnancy and health.

  • The Hearing Folder

    The Hearing Folder is a digital solution that gathers data and makes it available to both patients and the different healthcare professionals involved in treatment of hearing loss. The aim is for the healthcare professionals to be able to provide better treatment and follow-up care for citizens with hearing aids and for citizens to gain better insight into and mastery of own hearing loss through access to data on their own hearing loss. The solution is being pilot tested in 2021.

  • COVID-19 Passport

    The Danish digital COVID-19 passport is an app that documents both test results, vaccination status and indication of previous infection and which may be required in order to attend cultural events or to travel abroad. The app converts the documentation for testing, vaccination and immunity after previous illness to a QR code that can be scanned. The scanner function is developed as an integral part of the app, and the app can thus be used both to show a valid COVID-19 Passport and to check COVID-19 Passports on other smartphones.

Digital health strategy

The purpose and framework for many of the activities in The Danish Health Data Authority are mapped out in the Danish digital health strategy.

IT architecture

The Danish Health Data Authority works to establish and maintain common reference architectures and standards for healthcare IT in order to support quality and efficiency.