The primary objective of the Danish Health Technology Council is to target Danish healthcare resources at the technologies and interventions that provide best value for money, across both physical and mental health services. This will help raise the quality of health services, ensure more equality in treatments, and reduce cost pressure in the healthcare system.

The Danish Health Technology Council works on the following principles decided by the Board of Danish Regions:

• More value for money
• Professionalism and independence from the political system
• Transparency
• Equity

The Danish Health Technology Council carries out evaluations as well as more comprehensive analyses for Danish regional governments, along with recommendations concerning the use of specific health technologies. Even if a process has been set in motion to start evaluation of a health technology, regional governments may still use the health technology in question during the process.

The Council was established by the Danish Regions in the beginning of 2021.

The Danish Health Technology Council consists of three units: The Council, the expert committees,
and the secretariat.

 

Council members

Michael Dall

Michael Dall

Chairman of the Danish Health Technology Council, Chief Medical Officer, Odense University Hospital

Appointed by The Danish Regions

Søren Pihlkjær Hjortshøj

Søren Pihlkjær Hjortshøj

Chief Medical Officer, The North Denmark Region

Appointed by The North Denmark Region

Dan Brun Petersen

Dan Brun Petersen

Chief Medical Officer at Holbæk Hospital

Appointed by Region Zealand

Per E. Jørgensen

Per E. Jørgensen

Deputy Chief Executive, Rigshospitalet

Appointed by The Capital Region of Denmark

Nils Falk Bjerregaard

Nils Falk Bjerregaard

Chief Medical Officer, The Regional Hospital in Horsens

Appointed by Central Denmark Region

Anna-Marie Bloch Münster

Anna-Marie Bloch Münster

Chief Medical Officer, Hospital South West Jutland

Appointed by The Region of Southern Denmark

Carsten Obel

Carsten Obel

Professor at Institute of General Medical Practice - General Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital

Appointed by The Organization of Danish Medical Societies (LVS)

Kirsten Møller

Kirsten Møller

Professor, Chief Physician, Rigshospitalet, The University of Copenhagen

Appointed by The Organization of Danish Medical Societies (LVS)

Pia Dreyer

Pia Dreyer

Chairwoman, Danish Nursing Society (DASYS)

Appointed by Danish Nursing Society (DASYS)

Klaus Lunding

Klaus Lunding

Chairman, Danish Patients

Appointed by Danish Patients

Sif Holst

Sif Holst

Vice chair, Disabled People's Organisations Denmark

Appointed by Disabled People's Organisations Denmark

Jan Sørensen

Jan Sørensen

Health Economist

Appointed by The Danish Health Technology Council

Kristian Kidholm

Kristian Kidholm

Health Economist

Appointed by The Danish Health Technology Council

Professional representative

Professional representative

- not yet designated

Appointed by The Danish Health Technology Council

 Professional representative

Professional representative

- not yet designated

Appointed by The Danish Health Technology Council

Observers

Appointed by
Elisabeth Skibsted Elisabeth Skibsted
Chief Consultant, The Unit for Medical Devices, The Danish Medicines Agency
The Danish Medicines Agency
Agnethe Vale Nielsen Agnethe Vale Nielsen
Section Leader/Chief Physician, Hospital Planning, The Danish Health Authority
The Danish Health Authority
Peter Huntley Peter Huntley
Managing Director, Danish Medical Device Industry
Lifescience