Head of the International activities in Department for Clinical Innovation at OUH Odense University Hospital. OUH Odense University Hospital is the largest hospital in Denmark with 1300 beds and more then 900.000 out-patients visits every year. Claus Duedal Pedersen is charge of development, testing and implementation of telemedicine and eHealth solutions on a wide range of areas within the hospital. Over the last 3 – 4 years, various telemedicine solutions have gone from pilot projects to daily practise. The solutions have primarily focus on improving the cooperation between the hospital, the primary sector and the patients. Examples like home-hospitalisation of COPD patients, videoconference based language interpretation service, and shared care system for diabetic foot ulcer patients between homecare and hospital experts. Many of the solutions have been developed in EU projects and are currently being evaluated at large scale and in RCTs as part of the EU project RENEWING HEALTH. Claus Duedal Pedersen has been working in MedCom - the national Danish organisation for implementation of electronic communication in the health and socal care sector. From 2000 – 2003 Claus Duedal Pedersen was in charge of establishing the national Danish IP-based healthcare network. From 2003 – 2008 Claus Duedal Pedersen was the head of MedCom’s international department and project manager of a number of EU projects.
Sinice 2008 Claus Duedal Pedersen have been the coordinator of large scale EU project, RENWING HEALTH and MASTER MIND as well partner in a number og other projects and is at the moment coordinator of the Implementall project.
Claus Duedal Pedersen graduated from University of Southern Denmark with a master degree in Economic in 1995.
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