The Danish Microbiology Database (MiBa) 2010 to 2013

Euro Surveill. 2014 Jan 9;19(1):20667. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.es2014.19.1.20667.


The Danish Microbiology Database (MiBa) is a national database that receives copies of reports from all Danish departments of clinical microbiology. The database was launched in order to provide healthcare personnel with nationwide access to microbiology reports and to enable real-time surveillance of communicable diseases and microorganisms. The establishment and management of MiBa has been a collaborative process among stakeholders, and the present paper summarises lessons learned from this nationwide endeavour which may be relevant to similar projects in the rapidly changing landscape of health informatics.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Communicable Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Denmark
  • Disease Notification / methods*
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination / methods*
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized
  • Microbiology*
  • Population Surveillance