19 November
20 November
21 November
Improving Access to Care


Erik Jylling

Easy and Equal Access to Care


Adapting healthcare to the digital future, the track will explore how innovative technologies - combined with re-thinking collaboration structures - can facilitate easy and equal access to the right healthcare services for all citizens and patients.

During the morning session of the track you will learn how digital solutions are disrupting and improving access to care for example in mental health and to support socially marginalized groups of society.

Target group

  • Health professionals from all sectors; municipalities, general practitioners, hospitals/regions, psychiatry
  • Managers from healthcare providers and other healthcare organisations
  • Project managers, researchers and IT staff from healthcare organisations
  • Companies in the field of health IT

Programme committee:

  • Erik Jylling, MD. MPM., Executive vice president, Danish Regions, Denmark
  • Lea Bohn, Innovation Consultant, Center for Innovative Medical Technology, Odense University Hospital
  • Katrine Maruri Zorzabalbere, Event Consultant, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, Region of Southern Denmark
  • Katrine Schousbøll Leth, Development consultant, Center for Health and Welfare Technology, City of Odens


Shortcutting the path to the right mental health care - and beyond
The session will discuss how mental health services can become more accessible through innovative approaches and technologies as well as new models for collaboration. How far along are we with digital self-help solutions and what is the potential for expansion of this type of service?

Presentations and speakers:

  • Welcome and introduction to the track
    Moderator: Erik Jylling, MD, MPM, Executive vice president, Danish Regions

  • How implementing the "Improved Access to psychotherapy" (IAPT) initiative in the UK improved access to care greatly - what can others learn from the process?
    Simon Tulloch, former Head of Quality Outcomes and Satisfaction at East London NHS Foundation Trust, one of the original ‘demonstration sites’ which tested the implementation of IAPT services in 2006
  • Adapting and implementing IAPT in a Danish context to reduce waiting times for mental health services
    Martin Lund, CEO, Mental Health Services, Capital Region of Denmark

  • Digital treatment services improving access to mental health care - how can we expand the services to reach even more patients?
    Marie Paldam Folker, Head of Department, Centre for Telepsychiatry, Mental Health Services in the Region of Southern Denmark
Erik Jylling
Marie Paldam Folker
Martin Lund
Simon Tulloch

Bridging the gap in health inequality - The role of technology in both creating and possibly lowering health inequality
The high degree of specialisation and digitalisation in healthcare today has left some groups of society on the outside, unable to navigate the system and use digital services. On the other hand, mobile and digital technologies can also offer new opportunities for reaching out to vulnerable groups outside of mainstream society and supporting those who need it most when and where they need it.
This session will take a look at both of these aspects and will also discuss the ethical aspects and the balance of offering services and pushing them onto marginalised groups

Presentations and speakers:

  • The Digital Transformation of Healthcare – Practical opportunities to deliver Quality, Access For All and Cost-EfficiencyOliver Smith, Strategy Director, Health Moonshot at Telefónica Alpha, Spain.
    Alpha is the innovation facility of Telefonica, Spain's largest phone company. Alpha builds Moonshots to address society’s biggest problems with breakthrough technology. Alpha Health is Telefonica Alpha's first moonshot.
  • The Least of Us: Saving Ourselves and Our Planet During a Period of Radical Change
    Richard Wheeler, European Projects Manager, The Balkan Institute for Labor and Social Policy in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance in Graz, Austria
Richard Wheeler
Oliver Smith