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Strategy for digital welfare 2013-2020 - Suzanne Duus, Denmark

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This presentation was made by Suzanne Duus, Denmark, at the 4th meeting of the Joint DELSA/GOV-SBO Network on Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems, held in Paris on 16-17 February 2015.

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Strategy for digital welfare 2013-2020 - Suzanne Duus, Denmark

  1. 1. Ms. Susanne Duus, Chief Adviser Agency for Digitisation, Ministry of Finance, Denmark E-mail: sud@digst.dk 17 February 2014 1 Strategy for Digital Welfare 2013-2020
  2. 2. BACKGROUND • Demographic development • More people with chronic diseases due to age, obesity etc. • Fiscal restraints • Low productivity growth • High expectations regarding levels of public service • Tax-financed and universal coverage in education, health, social services and care for the elderly 16-Feb-15 2 Population projection 2012-2040 + 84 % more elderly (+70 years)
  3. 3. WHY FOCUS ON SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE WELFARE AREAS? Public spending per area, 2011 (2013-prices) 27 % of public spending (19 billion Euros) 24 % of public spending (17 billion Euros) 24 % of public spending (17 billion Euros) 25 % of public spending (18 billion Euros) Health Education Social services Police, military, other admin.
  4. 4. COMMON PUBLIC-SECTOR STRATEGY FOR DIGITAL WELFARE 2013-2020 16-Feb-15 4
  5. 5. THE FRAMEWORK TOWARDS 2020 • Faster dissemination of welfare solutions we know work (welfare technologies) • More knowledge about what works – in order to disseminate (Telemedicine/eHealth solutions) “Ketchup effect” Learning from experience • New initiatives toward 2020 16-Feb-15 5
  6. 6. DIGITAL BY DEFAULT - ALSO IN WELFARE SERVICES Public welfare services will be provided digitally when - A solution is well tested - The gains are documented Must give us Same service for fewer means or Better service for the same means 16-Feb-15 6
  7. 7. COMMON PUBLIC SECTOR STRATEGY FOR DIGITAL WELFARE 7 areas of action 16-Feb-15 7
  8. 8. INITIATIVES IN STRATEGY FOR DIGITAL WELFARE 2013-2020 8
  9. 9. WHAT IS THE FOCUS NOW? • Disseminate the agreed solutions e.g. welfare technologies • Analyse areas with potential e.g. digital tools for learning in schools • Large-scale testing e.g. smart home technology • Develop new areas e.g digital underpinning of training and rehabilitation Must provide the framework for new initiatives 16-Feb-15 9
  10. 10. DISSEMINATION OF WELFARE TECHNOLOGY IN DENMARK (FOCUS AREA 3) 4 solutions to be disseminated nationally in 3 years: • Assistance with lifting – from 2 to 1 • Shower toilets • Assistive devices for eating (in sheltered housing) • Better use of aid and appliances 16-Feb-15 10
  11. 11. GOVERNANCE SET UP FOR STRATEGY FOR DIGITAL WELFARE National steering group Local Government Denmark, Danish Regions and ministries Responsibility for initiatives can differ Managed as a portfolio Short status at every steering group meeting Twice a year full status report for all initiatives Published on www.digst.dk 11
  12. 12. QUESTIONS? For more: http://www.digst.dk/Servicemenu/English/Policy-and- Strategy/Strategy-for-Digital-Welfare 16-Feb-15 12

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