Danish Pharmacies
Two Danish pharmacies are participating in PatientVille 2012: Sønderbro Apotek in Copenhagen and Stengade Apotek in Helsingør. Pharmacies in Denmark belong to the Association of Danish Pharmacies. The pharmacy sector is an important part of the primary health system and is in this capacity subject to in-depth state regulation. It is the state (the Ministry of Health) that controls and administers the sector through a licensing system – in contrast to other parts of the health system, which is primarily operated by the counties. At the same time it is a liberal profession, and the proprietor pharmacist owns his/her pharmacy. This means that the proprietor pharmacist is economically responsible for the financing of the pharmacy and its operation.


epSOS is an European e-health project, which attempts to offer seamless healthcare to European citizens. Key goals are to improve the quality and safety of healthcare for citizens when travelling to another European country. epSOS can make a significant contribution to patient safety by reducing the frequency of medical errors and by providing quick access to documentation. In emergency situations, this documentation provides the medical personnel with life-saving information and reduces the (sometimes needless) repetition of diagnostic procedures. All together, for the first time patients in Europe will have the opportunity to use cross-border eHealth services when seeking healthcare in participating epSOS pilot countries – whether as tourists, business travellers, commuters or exchange students.


HealthTerm (Carecom)
HealthTerm is a full-featured terminology suite including maintenance functionality in a single product. It is 100 % multi lingual; web based UI and tested internationally in large-scale real-life scenarios. HealthTerm has gotton attention around the world for its support in numerous semantic projects, including the epSOS project. The founder of the HealthTerm suite is a Danish company called CareCom, which has specialized in making Terminology solutions for the last 8 years.


NNIT is one of Denmark’s leading consultancies in IT development, implementation and operations. For over a decade, NNIT have applied the latest advances in technology to make software development, business processes and communication significantly more effective. Based on an eLearning prototype produced by Product Supply, NNIT has, in cooperation with Novo Nordisk, developed a new version of the solution. The solution is currently used by Novo Nordisk’s 8,000-person strong production department – and it’s working so well that other departments are already adopting it.


The National Board of e-Health
The National Board of e-Health is a division under the National Institute for Health Data and Disease Control, which is an enterprise under the Danish Ministry of Health. The National Board of e-Health is responsible for the existence of relevant common frameworks and standards within e-health. It generates reference architectures and lay down standards for communication between sectors. Furthermore, it lays the foundation for nationwide infrastructure and operate and develop national health-related IT systems. Finally, it implements specific intersectoral initiatives and collaborate internationally.