Denmark – A telehealth nation
Like many other countries, Denmark has an ageing population and a growing number of chronic patients. More and more people are in need of healthcare, which places an increasing strain on public finances.
Telehealth solutions may help the healthcare system to meet this challenge in a way that also improves the quality of care.
Telehealth is not just about technology; it requires organisational change. It may act as a catalyst for new routines and workflows, which put the patient at the centre of treatment. Instead of admitting the patient to the system, the system is deployed to the patient.
Denmark has been working strategically with telehealth for years. At the core of these efforts are a number of small- and large-scale telehealth projects carried out across the Danish healthcare sector.
The most successful concepts are selected for further trials and development, preparing them for national