NSI - Danish National e-Health Authority

We establish the framework for digitilization across Denmark’s health care system.

The vision for Denmark’s health care system is to provide coherent clinical pathways focusing on the needs of patients and high quality of treatment. A prerequisite for this is easy access to relevant information where and when it is needed for both patients and health care providers.

The National e-Health Authority is an agency under the Ministry of Health. As a national public authority, we collaborate with all relevant parties in Denmark’s health care sector and manage the processes that lead to the establishment of uniform rules and frameworks for e-Health in Denmark. This ensures that all parts of the health care system can share data securely and efficiently, with the aim of providing patients the best possible treatment.

The National e-Health Authority is responsible for the creating relevant common frameworks and standards within e-Health. We generate reference architectures and lay down standards for communication between sectors. Furthermore, we lay the foundation for nationwide infrastructure and operate and develop national health-related IT systems. Finally, we implement specific intersectoral initiatives and collaborate internationally.
















MedCom is a co-operative venture between authorities, organisations and private firms linked to the Danish healthcare sector. In the 1999 financial agreement between the counties and central government, it was decided that MedCom would be made permanent, with the following objective:

"MedCom will contribute to the development, testing, dissemination and quality assurance of electronic communication and information in the healthcare sector with a view to supporting good patient progression".

MedCom’s profile was intensified further in connection with the financial agreement between the regions and the government for 2011, with role of operating organization. “MedCom solves problems with a focus to support efficient performance and a gradual expansion of the national eHealth infrastructure, which is necessary for a safe and coherent access to relevant data and communication across regions, municipalities, and general practitioners”.

MedCom is financed and owned by:

  • The Ministry of Health
  • Danish Regions
  • Local Government Denmark

MedCom has, since its establishment, worked in time-constricted project periods of 2 – 4 years. MedCom8 takes place in 2012 – 2013 and includes 7 project lines:

The Chronic Patient Project
2. E-record and P-record
3. Local authority projects
4. Common Medication Card in medical practice
5. Telemedicine
6. Practice and Laboratory projects
7. International projects




Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO®) develops, manages, and licenses medical vocabularies and software applications for health care organizations. IMO's Clinical Interface Terminology products provide seamless mapping of diagnostic terminologies to standard codes and medical concepts. IMO provides the tools necessary for health care organizations to support uniform labeling of health profiles, services rendered, and outcomes across their enterprise.

IMO products provide a common linkage across all electronic patient records, regardless of the standard needed for that particular data set (ICD9-CM, SNOMED® CT, MeSH, HCPCS, LOINC, RxNorm, ICD-10-WHO). Since most code mappings are updated several times per year, including regulatory updates, IMO removes the burden of managing updates for you. 

Our flagship product, IMO® Problem (IT)™, allows physicians to enter a diagnosis for a patient Problem List without altering the language they would normally use. This solves the problem of forcing clinicians to remember and use the often awkward and cumbersome ICD-9 coding language when documenting in the EHR.

Unlike other electronic medical records software vocabularies, IMO provides an interface to the standard ICD-9-CM-driven terminology in the EHR search with an improved 260,000+ term search that expresses clinical intent while at the same time providing the correct coding for that intent.   For more information, visit www.e-imo.com





NNIT, a leading IT service provider, offers world-class IT consulting and services for regulated industries including life sciences and public sector. We create value for our private and public sector customers by treating their IT as if it were our own. We use IT to support our customers’ daily operations and help them to achieve their business goals.

NNIT collaborates with healthcare organizations to put patients at the heart of their operations and helps them become high-performance businesses



The Danish eHealth Observatory conference communicates important achievements in eHealth for patients, clinicians and management. Since 1999 issues of needs to support prevention, diagnostics, treatment and care by the user of ICT have been put into perspective during the eHealth Observatory annual conference. The conference attracts 600+ eHealth  professionals and around 25 exhibitors annually."










Since 1840 BMJ has been a distinctive and trusted voice in improving healthcare. During that time BMJ has challenged convention, promoted innovation and led debates, all with the aim of improving patient outcomes. Today’s BMJ continues that tradition by providing access to the latest and best medical knowledge, learning and training programmes, as well as workflow and quality improvement tools. As well as improving patient outcomes, these tools can also help organisations efficiently allocate resources.
BMJ’s product portfolio includes:

  • The BMJ – world-leading journal at the forefront of innovative thinking and practice in healthcare since 1840
  • BMJ’s Journals collection – current research and news in over 40 clinical specialties
  • evidence-based clinical decision support tools for the point of care
  • assessment, learning, and accredited CPD resources
  • medical events and career services

BMJ embraces the needs of the global community and has expanded beyond the UK and into Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. With over 300,000 customers worldwide, BMJ also publishes in 9 languages and produces specialist publications for 19 countries.

By sharing information, analytical tools and technology, BMJ helps healthcare professionals and organisations improve the care they provide.



HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads global efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.

HIMSS is a part of HIMSS WorldWide, a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS WorldWide encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause.  HIMSS WorldWide, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.



With more than 38,000 students and 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. With six different faculties, including science, humanities, health sciences, life sciences and social sciences, the diversity of academic environments and scientific approaches is the most distinguishing feature and strength of the University of Copenhagen. The basic research is considered fundamental to scientific endeavor. The University of Copenhagen is one of the highest ranked, largest and still growing health and life science centres in Northern Europe, and therefore an excellent choice if you want to place your research fingerprint on future ideas and solutions. In the coming years, the University of Copenhagen is developing large scale research environments to promote basic and applied discovery research focusing on human proteins, stem cells, basic metabolic research and healthy aging.