The city of Svendborg in the Region of Southern Denmark will be the world's first user-driven test city for healthcare services when the project called eHealth City Svendborg begins on October 1, 2017.
During the project, citizens will be involved in the final decisions to ensure high quality when developing and testing healthcare solutions of the future. The usual process has been reversed, so instead of healthcare authorities or companies coming up with new technologies or solutions, the citizens themselves will be part of the process from the beginning in order to bring their ideas and needs into play.
However, it is not only the citizens of Svendborg that will help to ensure the quality of future healthcare services - the project, eHealth City, is relevant both on national and international level. Thus, eHealth City Svendborg can initiate a major transformation of the Danish healthcare system and perhaps also have positive effects in other countries. Both the United Kingdom and Spain already show interest in creating similar test cities.
The project has been established in close collaboration between Svendborg Municipality, consultancy company Public Intelligence, and Odense University Hospital (OUH).
Ministerial delegation visit from Croatia
"I am pleased with everything I have seen and with the hospitality extended to me and my colleagues during our stay in Denmark. We are grateful to the Healthcare DENMARK team for being wonderful hosts to us and for the excellent organization of our visit."
- Dario Nakić, Croatian Minister of Health