Close this search box.

Danish operator TDC part of COPD remote healthcare pilot

Danish operator TDC's corporate branche TDC Erhverv will work together with Danish IT company KMD to support the Region of Southern Denmark’s chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remote healthcare project. The agreement is for two years and has an extension option. TDC Erhverv will supply and set up equipment, and support patients.

The regional administration’s  programme involves running COPD monitoring on a normal tablet. According to Peder Jest, medical director at Odense University Hospital, this will make the service easier for patients, who will be able to use it wherever and whenever is convenient. The hospital has already carried out 15,000 remote consultations and says patient satisfaction is high. Jest also sits on the joint steering group for distributing home health facilities for COPD patients.

The telemedicine solution is initially targeted at Odense University Hospital, writes TDC, but covers the entire Region of Southern Denmark. Other hospitals in the region will be able to participate in the coming years. Jest says in the future other categories of patients might be able to use the same remote solution as well.

The Danish Digitisation Authority last september announced a telemedicine programme for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), epilepsy, prostate cancer, and anyone receiving chemotherapy. The programme is to be a joint venture by the national, regional and local governments. In the COPD  pilot patients would be provided with home monitoring equipment to measure their blood pressure and bloody oxygen saturation, and to weigh themselves.

TeleCare Nord, the health services provider for Denmark’s North Jutland region, said last march that telemedicine is financially efficient in treating patients with COPD, but not for treating all COPD sufferers. TeleCare Nord project director Tina Heide believes this shows the need to target the service towards people with severe cases of the disease.


ICT&health World Conference 2024

Experience the future of healthcare at the ICT&health World Conference from May 14th to 16th, 2024!
Secure your ticket now and immerse yourself in groundbreaking technologies and innovative solutions.
Engage with fellow experts and explore the power of global collaborations.

Share this article!

Read also
Innovation Adoption: How to Traverse The Valleys of Death
Pioneering Cardiac Arrest Detection for Enhanced Survival.
CardioWatch Revolutionizes Cardiac Arrest Detection
Dr. Oscar Díaz-Cambronero, Head of Perioperative Medicine Department at La Fe Hospital, spearheads innovative telemonitoring initiatives revolutionizing patient care
Smartwatches Saving Lives Inside and Outside the Hospital
EIT 2024
EIT Awards 2024. Two European startups are revolutionizing the treatment of cardiovascular diseases
Bertrand Piccard, Swiss explorer and founder of the Solar Impulse Foundation
EIT Summit 2024. What are the trigger points that drive or inhibit innovation?
MMC pioneers wireless monitoring for premature infants with the innovative Bambi Belt, revolutionizing care with improved comfort and mobility.
Wireless Monitoring of Vital Signs in Premature Infants at Máxima MC
Data protection-critical incidents resulting from human error are often rooted in stress, routine, negative attitudes toward IT, and deficits in employees' identification with the healthcare facility.
How cyberpsychology helps prevent human errors leading to data leaks
What technologies will enter our homes in a few months? ICT&health checked it out at the CES 2024.
CES 2024: Meet the exciting innovations for health and well-being
An article on a new study on e-health assessment tools
eHealth success lies at the intersection of technology, people, and organization
Unlocking the Future: Professor Sylvia Thun, a trailblazer in healthcare interoperability, discusses the crucial role of seamless data exchange in revolutionizing medicine and empowering individuals with comprehensive access to their health data.
Seamless data exchange will unlock the long-awaited benefits of digitalization
Follow us