Lisbeth Nielsen
Lisbeth Nielsen

Lisbeth Nielsen

Director General, Danish Health Data Authority

Lisbeth Nielsen has been Director General at the Danish Health Data Authority since 2015. In her role as DG she is responsible for the use of health data in Denmark. The use of health data has a high strategic priority in a highly digitized and interconnected health care system. She comes from a background in both the public and the private sector. Before 2015, Lisbeth Nielsen worked as Chief Quality Officer at North Zealand Hospital, as Assistant Director at Danish regions and as a head of Health Care Sales at IBM. She is a Master of Public Administration from the University of Roskilde.

The Danish Health Data Authority works with three core tasks:

Health data and registers
By developing and running the national health registers, we ensure comprehensive and valid health data for patient treatment, development, planning and research. We provide health statistics and analyses of cause of death, disease patterns, medicine and activity in the healthcare sector etc. and monitor and follow up on political goals and agreements in terms of quality and efficiency in health.

We also develop, maintain and exhibit classifications and terminologies and give advice on the use.

Digital health solutions
We manage major projects and programmes that strengthen the coordination of digitalisation of the healthcare sector. We are responsible for IT solutions such as the National Service Platform, the Shared Medication Record and many other solutions that are used throughout the healthcare system.

By setting shared goals in the form of strategies, agreements and IT architecture, we coordinate the work with health data and IT across the Danish healthcare system.

Cyber and information security
We are responsible for facilitating and coordinating efforts to ensure cyber and information security within The Ministry of Health and the Danish healthcare sector in general.