Building National Healthcare Infrastructure: The Case of the Danish e-Health Portal

Tina Blegind Jensen, Anne Thorseng

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    This case chapter is about the evolution of the Danish national e-health portal, sundhed.dk, which provides patient-oriented digital services. We present how the organization behind sundhed.dk succeeded in establishing a national healthcare infrastructure by (1) collating and assembling existing data resources, (2) repurposing and enhancing current data sources in the health sector, and (3) engaging a multiplicity of stakeholders. We argue that these activities represent three ways of capitalizing on the installed base that has led to the evolution and current situation of the e-health portal. At the same time, we show how these three modes come with a number of challenges for sundhed.dk in its pursuit of further innovation.
    This case chapter is about the evolution of the Danish national e-health portal, sundhed.dk, which provides patient-oriented digital services. We present how the organization behind sundhed.dk succeeded in establishing a national healthcare infrastructure by (1) collating and assembling existing data resources, (2) repurposing and enhancing current data sources in the health sector, and (3) engaging a multiplicity of stakeholders. We argue that these activities represent three ways of capitalizing on the installed base that has led to the evolution and current situation of the e-health portal. At the same time, we show how these three modes come with a number of challenges for sundhed.dk in its pursuit of further innovation.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInformation Infrastructures within European Health Care : Working with the Installed Base
    EditorsMargunn Aanestad, Miria Grisot, Ole Hanseth, Polyxeni Vassilakopoulou
    Number of pages23
    Place of PublicationBasel
    PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
    Date2017
    Chapter13
    ISBN (Print)9783319510187
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319510200
    StatePublished - 2017
    SeriesHealth Informatics
    ISSN1431-1917

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    Jensen, T. B., & Thorseng, A. (2017). Building National Healthcare Infrastructure: The Case of the Danish e-Health Portal. In M. Aanestad, M. Grisot, O. Hanseth, & P. Vassilakopoulou (Eds.), Information Infrastructures within European Health Care: Working with the Installed Base Basel: Springer Science+Business Media. Health Informatics
    Jensen, Tina Blegind ; Thorseng, Anne . / Building National Healthcare Infrastructure : The Case of the Danish e-Health Portal. Information Infrastructures within European Health Care: Working with the Installed Base. editor / Margunn Aanestad ; Miria Grisot ; Ole Hanseth ; Polyxeni Vassilakopoulou. Basel : Springer Science+Business Media, 2017. (Health Informatics).
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