Morten Elbæk Petersen, CEO of sundhed.dk, has been appointed member of an independent International Scientific Advisory Board of the Medical Informatics Initiative for a term of 3 years.
The Medical Informatics Initiative is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research with the main goal to build an IT infrastructure that connects all German university hospitals in order to facilitate real-time exchange of clinical patient data for analytics and patient-centered outcome research across institutions and locations. Morten Elbæk Petersen has been appointed to provide independent advice and guidance based on Danish experiences.
In Denmark, citizens have easy online access to their own health data such as prescriptions, laboratory responses and vaccination records via the national e-health portal sundhed.dk. This makes sundhed.dk a globally unique e-health portal for citizens and health professionals, and it is also the largest electronic patient portal in Europe with 20 pct. of the Danish population visiting every month.