Morten Elbæk Petersen

CEO of the Danish eHealth portal,

Morten Elbæk Petersen

Morten Elbæk Petersen has been the CEO of the Danish eHealth portal,, since it was founded in 2003. He has more than 20 years of management experience in public administration with a primary focus on implementing eHealth, quality development, prevention and patient empowerment. The Danish eHealth portal pioneers open access to medical records, and is in this regard unique worldwide.

Morten Elbæk Petersen holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Social Science from the University of Odense. He also serves as an external lecturer and examiner for Public Health IT Masters programmes at Danish universities.

In 2015, he received HIMSS eHealth Leadership Award.

The Significance of Open Access to Medical Records

This talk will focus on the benefits of open access to medical records on a national level – for both health professionals and patients. It will provide a short introduction to (the Danish national eHealth portal) and move on to the big questions: Why e-health? Does it actually make a change? And if so, how do we implement it?

Time of the presentation:
Wednesday at 17:15: Keynote: The Significance of Open Access to Medical Records
Health Track