Province says trip to Denmark will focus on health data management

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By rdnewsNOW Staff

Health

October 24, 2022 | 5:31 p.m.

Alberta Services Minister Nate Glubish will travel to Denmark this week to learn more about the Scandinavian nation’s approach to health data management and how it can improve outcomes for Albertans.

Provincial officials say Minister Glubish was invited by the Danish Embassy to see first-hand how Denmark’s approach to healthcare data management is improving outcomes for its citizens. Glubish is expected to learn about the practical applications of data to inform research, support innovative technologies and usher in new opportunities to improve the delivery of essential services to Albertans.

“One of my passion projects has been to modernize the way we use, store and manage data so that we can produce better services and outcomes for Albertans, including in health care. Denmark’s invitation gives us the opportunity to learn more about their successes and bring home opportunities that can improve health outcomes for Albertans while improving health system efficiency and making the most of out of Alberta taxpayers’ money,” said Nate Glubish, Minister of Service Alberta.

The Government of Alberta says it is working to create value for Albertans by pioneering data-driven innovation to improve public services, attract investment, create jobs and strengthen economic diversification while respecting confidentiality and ethical considerations. As Alberta’s tech sector continues to grow rapidly, officials say there could be opportunities for partnerships to help the government modernize the way it delivers public services.

Ramon J. Espinoza