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May 17, 2022

German-Danish Hospital Alliance on a knowledge-sharing visit to Aarhus

Systematic hosted a knowledge-sharing meeting with several German healthcare players. The purpose was to share experiences from the digitalisation of the Danish healthcare system and face the challenges that the German healthcare system is struggling with.

Ageing society, increasing chronic diseases, shortage of skilled labour, and new technological developments. These are just some of the challenges that the Danish healthcare system face, and they are very similar to the German reality. The German-Danish Hospital Alliance (DDKA) is on a mission to unify players from both Danish and German health systems to support the transmission of knowledge between the two countries.

At the beginning of May, a delegation from DDKA had its first visit to Aarhus. The purpose of the visit was to explore a future-oriented hospital operation with keywords such as digital transformation, resource planning and optimisation, efficient logistics, and innovation.

The German delegation consisted of health professionals from the University Medical Center Dresden, and they visited one of Denmark’s super hospitals, Aarhus University Hospital, as well as Systematic’s head office. The German representatives gained insights into how digitalisation has succeeded in the Danish healthcare system and how hospital operations can be organised in an innovative, digital, and patient-focused way.

The digitalisation of Danish university hospitals and the structure of municipal care is often used as best practice in Germany and as an argument for the need to change the current system. Therefore, the focus of the visit was to share learnings from a Danish context. Topics included:

  • Experiences from the construction of Aarhus University Hospital
  • Organisation of interdisciplinary cooperation in an enterprise
  • Digital transformation
  • Resource planning and optimisation/digital workforce planning
  • Improving clinical outcomes through optimised patient flow
  • Effective logistics
  • Data-driven task management
  • Innovation

Read the full article about the visit to Systematic and Aarhus University Hospital (in German)