Minister for Health Astrid Krag in Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Peter Taksøe-Jensen with Minister for Health Astrid Krag

Ambassador Peter Taksøe-Jensen with Minister for Health Astrid Krag


On Sunday December the 8th, the Danish Minister for Health Astrid Krag spoke at a reception in the residence of the Danish Ambassador, in recognition of Health Bridge 2013, a large Danish delegation of public and private sector officials visiting the US on networking opportunities in healthcare information technology.

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The reception was attended by American healthcare professionals and industry leaders and opened by Ambassador Taksøe-Jensen who welcomed the minister and guest to his residence.In her remarks, the Minister highlighted Danish leadership in health IT with the example that Denmark is a frontrunner within mobile health solutions. She noted that many countries look to Denmark when seeking inspiration on how to integrate health IT into national health care systems for improved healthcare delivery. Yet even though Denmark has come a long way in the application of health care solutions and services, Minister Krag noted that there is still plenty of room for improvement and called for increased exploration for opportunities between Denmark and the USA.