eHealth in Denmark: a case study

J Med Syst. 2013 Dec;37(6):9991. doi: 10.1007/s10916-013-9991-y. Epub 2013 Oct 30.


Denmark is widely regarded as a leading country in terms of eHealth integration and healthcare delivery services. The push for eHealth adoption over that past 20 years in the Danish health sector has led to the deployment of multiple eHealth technologies. However, in reality the Danish healthcare suffers from eHealth system fragmentation which has led to eHealth's inability to reach full potential in delivering quality healthcare service. This paper will presents a case study of the current state of eHealth in the Danish healthcare system and discuss the current challenges the country is facing today.

MeSH terms

  • Continuity of Patient Care / organization & administration*
  • Denmark
  • Electronic Health Records / organization & administration*
  • Health Information Exchange
  • Humans
  • Information Systems / organization & administration
  • Systems Integration*