This year's overall theme
COVID-19 as a game changer of the healthcare system?
It is clear to everyone that the COVID-19 pandemic has in an instant changed the premises for the future development of the health care system in relation to the time before the 11th of March 2020. The distance between decision and action was dramatically shortened. Decisions and processes that previously took many and long months were accelerated and translated into immediate action. The health professionals radiated despite extreme strain, and stated that they felt that the patients and the treatment were in focus. Health data gained new value, and the health service's data analysis units and the Danish Health and Medicines Authority provided data. All actors, both municipalities, general practice, the hospitals and the suppliers have felt the changes and they have delivered. Sometimes it may also have gone a little too fast, and new systems are not designed based on concepts that embed an understanding of users' diversified competencies and needs. An example is the booking system for vaccinations, which in relation to the elderly citizens as a target group at the time of writing leaves something to be desired.