Mr. Pedersern graduated from University of Southern Denmark with a master degree in Economics in 1995.
He is currently Chief Innovation Officer of the Centre for Innovative Medical Technology at OUH Odense University Hospital. OUH is the largest hospital in Denmark with 1.300 beds and more than 900.000 out-patient consultations every year. In the hospital he is in charge of CIMT (Centre for Innovative Medical Technology) a joint research centre between OUH and the University of Southern Denmark.
In this position Claus Duedal Pedersen is in charge of development, testing and implementation of telemedicine and eHealth solutions in a wide range of areas within the hospital. Over the last 4 – 5 years, various telemedicine solutions have moved from pilot phase to daily practise. The solutions have primarily focused on improving the cooperation between the hospital, the primary care sector and the patients.
Examples of solutions deployed in this period are home-hospitalisation of COPD patients; videoconference based language interpretation, and a shared care system for diabetic foot ulcer patients between homecare and hospital experts. Many of the solutions have been developed in EU projects and have been evaluated at large scale and in RCTs as part of the EU project RENEWING HEALTH.
Claus was Project Manager of the Methotelemed project that developed the MAST evaluation model for telemedicine solutions. Previously Claus worked in MedCom - the national Danish organisation for implementation of electronic communication in the health and social care sector. From 2000 to 2003 he was in charge of establishing the national Danish IP-based healthcare network. Then, from 2003 to 2008, he headed MedCom’s International Department and he was Project Manager of a number of EU projects. He is currently the Coordinator of the MasterMind Pilot A project and ImpleMentAll Horizon2020 project.