Health Tech Implementation Award
The Health Tech Implementation Award, (The Hermit) is awarded to the driving forces behind the successful collaborations bridging the gap between healthcare and health tech. Great ideas can result in large impact, if they are implemented the right way. Our focus is to find the most successful collaborations enabling the best solutions to be used for better healthcare. The Hermit is a joint achievement - we celebrate the partnerships but especially the healthcare staff taking a chance and succeeding with implementing new health tech.

Aalborg and Høje Taastrup municipalities & Liva Healthcare



Currently, 470,000 people in Denmark live with cardiovascular diseases, 270,000 have diabetes, and about 600,000 over the age of 15 are severely overweight.


Today, many municipalities offer only physical disease prevention courses, which are time-consuming for healthcare staff and difficult for citizens to fit into their daily lives.


There's a need to rethink the preventive effort, and Aalborg and Høje-Taastrup municipalities have chosen to do so by collaborating with Liva Healthcare and implementing their solution.


Liva is a digital tool that combines professional support with the flexibility of digital technology. Through personalized health programs and app-based coaching, Liva offers an alternative to traditional prevention counseling – while also addressing the shortage of healthcare staff.


The implementation of Liva in the collaborating municipalities shows positive and noticeable results for both citizens and healthcare staff – especially in working with vulnerable groups.



This award celebrates their exceptional efforts in succeeding with implementing new health tech. Their innovative project has significantly empowered citizens in the prevention of lifestyle diseases through a seamless integration of digital tools and expert support. The collaboration between the municipalities and Liva Healthcare exemplifies how technology can transform public health management.


These partnerships are recognised for their outstanding efforts at bridging the gap between healthcare and health tech.

North Zealand Hospital, Diagnostic Imaging Department & NordInsight



The Diagnostic Imaging Department at North Zealand Hospital has been involved in the development of NordInsight all the way from its inception to final implementation and has now seen the solution spread to other hospitals.


The journey begins with a unique problem that had not been solved in the healthcare system before.


According to NordInsight, one out of five patients undergoing an MRI scan has an implant, which can have significant consequences in the advanced scanner, if information about the implant is not readily available. This currently creates time-consuming problems for both healthcare staff and patients.


NordInsight has found a solution to this problem: their web-based platform allows radiographers and radiologists to find MRI safety guidelines for implants in minutes.


This ensures greater certainty for the staff, allowing them to improve the quality of their work with less time spent, and simultaneously ensures the best treatment for patients – reducing cancellations.

Odense University Hospital, Bronchoscopy section & O2matic



The collaboration between O2matic and the Bronchoscopy section at Odense University Hospital is an excellent example of how well-known and already tested technologies can be adjusted and used more broadly – thus ensuring constant progress in the healthcare system.


O2matic is a medical device for automated and optimized oxygen therapy, functioning by adjusting oxygen supply based on continuous measurement.


Chief Physician Stefan Møller Luef saw a need to use this type of technology and based on this need the O2matic solution was implemented for use with bronchoscopy patients.


O2matic is a solution that can easily be scaled across the country, allowing even more patients to receive the same high quality of care – and more nurses to have their workload eased.

Dorte Boe Danbjørg
Danish Nurses Organisation

Dorthe Boe Danbjørg is a nurse and holds a PhD in health science. She is President of The Danish Nurses Oganisation. Dorthe has been working with innovation and technology in healthcare for the last decade. Her main interest is how to engage health care professionals in the development and implementation. ​

Ricco Dyhr
Zealand University Hospital

Ricco is a passionate champion for healthcare and leadership innovation and has been at the forefront of supporting employee well-being, workforce environment enrichment, and innovation in healthcare delivery mechanisms and quality of care initiatives. Ricco presents a new viewpoint to the subject of manpower shortages in the current structures of the health sector. Besides being the CEO of Zealand University Hospital, Ricco is a Resilience Commission member and board member of Region Zealand’s foundation for Life Science Innovation FIERS.

Ann-Louise Reventlow-Mourier​
Danish Association of Practicing Medical Specialists

Ann-Louise Reventlow-Mourier is an ENT doctor with her own clinic. She is the chairman of the Danish Association of Practicing Medical Specialists and a member of the Danish Medical Association’s board. Furthermore, she is the chairman of the Danish Medical Association’s Digitalization and IT committee​. Besides being the Chairman of Danish Association of Practicing Medical Specialists, Ann-Louise is a member of the Danish Medical Association's board

Per Bennetsen
The Health and Care Administration, City of Copenhagen

Per Bennetsen is CEO of The Health and Care Administration, City of Copenhagen and former CEO and group director of Region Sjælland. Per holds a master’s degree in techn.soc from Roskilde University (1996). ​

Morten Freil
Danish Patients

Morten Freil is the CEO of Danish Patients (Danske Patienter). Morten is trained as a health economist (cand.oecon.) and has for many years worked with user involvement and patient-perceived quality among other things during previous municipal and regional roles. Morten represents the interests of patients and their relatives vis-a-vis authorities, organizations and the media. He is also Danish Patients' representative in the Medical Council and the advisory committee for The Danish Social Investment Fund.

Showcase the pioneers

We showcase the pioneers who have effectively implemented health tech solutions into the healthcare system, to the benefit of patients and/or healthcare employees.

Reward the frontrunners

We want to reward the frontrunners who take initiative and achieve successful implementation of health tech and make these people and stories the heroes that will enable a (faster) culture change in the public sector, going from build and pilot to purchase and implement.​

Celebrate those who implement

Implementing health tech is necessary if we truly want to create a health care sector ready for the current and future demographic challenges and address the workforce shortage.

Emphasize the importance

Our goal is to emphasize the importance of successful health tech implementation, highlighting it as a positive and essential aspect of modern healthcare.​

A necessity

Health tech is not a “nice to have” any longer, it is a “need to have”. ​

The Hermit is the nickname for our yearly Health Tech Implementation Award. An impactful award that recognizes successful implementations of health tech solutions.

You can nominate yourself or your colleagues in the ecosystem to speak loud and proud of the work that has been done implementing a health tech solution, and we will make sure you are heard. 

Why is it called "The Hermit"?

The health tech startup ecosystem needs places for innovative ideas to be embraced and protected early on within the healthcare system. Just like a hermit crab’s shell, the first place that implements a health tech solution has to be aware that they will be outgrown at one point in time. The project they took in will look for another home that is bigger. They will scale. But to start, they do need the catalysts willing to invest in them early on. So, with the Hermit we want to celebrate the partnerships between these healthcare catalysts and the startups with sky-high ambitions and inspire more implementation and impact. 

About the prize:
The Hermit 2024

The finalists receive:

The winner gets:

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Health Tech Implementation Award is a part of Copenhagen Health Tech Summit
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