The Shared Medication Record was one of the two winners when the Digitisation Award 2011 was given out at the conference Digitise Denmark yesterday 6 April 2011 in Århus.
The Shared Medication Record won in the category 'Welfare Award'. At the Danish Digitisation Award's website, it is said about the nomination of the Shared Medication Record: "The Shared Medication Record is one of the most essential systems to provide transparency in the Danish health service by giving all healthcare professionals access to an updated overview of a patient's specific treatment".
The Shared Medication Record is based on the Danish Medicines Agency's electronic register containing all Danish citizens' medical information. The system is anchored in the Danish National Board of eHealth (NSI), an agency under the Ministry of Interior and Health, and the Danish Medicines Agency is responsible for all data as well as maintaining and further developing the central part of the system.
Increased treatment quality and less medication errors
The Shared Medication Record provides an overall view of each Danish citizen's medical treatment within the past two years. Doctors, dentists, emergency service doctors, hospital employees and other healthcare professionals can access the same data via their various systems. In addition, each individual citizen can keep themselves updated on their own medication online. The goal is to increase treatment quality and reduce the risk of medication errors.
Birgitte Drewes, Head of Business Support & IT in the Danish Medicines Agency says about the digitisation award: "We are very happy to have received the welfare award for the Shared Medication Record! It is a great recognition of our work to make Danish citizens' medical information available for relevant parties, and of our current efforts to deploy and implement the Shared Medication Record in both the primary and the secondary sector."
About the Digitisation Award
The Digitisation Award is an initiative from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the Ministry of Finance, Danish Regions, KL, CEDI, KMD, Rambøll Management Consulting and HP. The award, which was given for the first time in 2004, has the purpose of promoting successful and value-adding digitisation initiatives in the public sector.