1 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT PROGRAMME BIG DATA TECHNOLOGIES Current use and future potentials November 13, 2014
3 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE 3 WELCOME It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the conference on Big Data Big Impact. A close collaboration between businesses, governmental parties and researchers plays a crucial role in the continuing development of solutions that may help solve grand challenges of our society, both nationally and globally. Big data holds a huge potential in helping us solving some of these challenges. The focus of this day is the practical use of big data. Through four keynote speeches and several case presentations it is our hope that you will find inspiration for future solutions. To fulfil this inspiration there is need for professional collaboration, and there is a large potential for a close collaboration between your company or institution and ; a potential we hope to inspire engagement in. We warmly welcome and value your input today. This conference aims at gathering people with various backgrounds with the intention that you this afternoon will leave with new contacts that can help you make great ideas through the use of big data. We are delighted to welcome you at what promises to be a highly educational and inspirational meeting on Big Data Big Impact. Yours sincerely, Allan Flyvbjerg Dean
5 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE 5 PROGRAMME 08:00 Registration 09:15 Welcome Allan Flyvbjerg, Professor, Dean of Faculty of Health, M3 Auditorium 09:30 Big Data Possibilities and Challenges Lars Arge, Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, M3 Auditorium 10:15 Coffee break in The Hall 10:30 IBM Healthcare: Developing Watson to Impact a Complex Industry Patrick McNeillie, Chief Physician Researcher, Watson Healthcare, IBM M3 Auditorium 11:15 Big Data Big Security Problems? Ivan Damgård, Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, M3 Auditorium 12:00 Lunch in The Hall 13:00 Case presentations The afternoon case presentations will be divided in 4 parallel thematic sessions: Societal Processes Business Healthcare Technology The Hall or M3 Auditorium 16:00 Big data as a growth factor in Danish Business (in Danish) Sigrid Wilbeck, Head of Section, Danish Business Authority M3 Auditorium 16:45 Closing note Mogens Nielsen, Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, M3 Auditorium
6 6 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE CASE PROGRAMME SESSION: Steered by SOCIETAL PROCESSES (The Hall) Jan Ifversen Vice Dean, Faculty of Arts 13:00-13:20 Opening Up Municipal Data Torben Glock, City of Aarhus & Martin Brynskov, AU 13:20-13:40 Discussions 13:45-14:05 Measuring impact across social media Anne Jensen, NorthSide Festival & Anja Bechmann, AU 14:05-14:25 Discussions 14:30-14:50 Teledialogue Between Social Workers and Children Placed in Foster Care or at Institutions Stinne H. Mathiasen, Municipality of Herning & Lars B. Andersen, AU 14:50-15:10 Discussions 15:15-15:35 Big News: Exploring Newspaper Archives and How People Use Them Jens F. Berg, Visiolink &Tonny S. Jensen, State and University Library 15:35-15:50 Discussions Further information on page 16-10
7 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE 7 CASE PROGRAMME SESSION: Steered by HEALTHCARE (The Hall) Michael Hasenkam Vice Dean, Faculty of Health 13:00-13:20 skolesundhed.dk An interactive web based child health platform Thomas Jensen, Opus Consult & Carsten Obel, AU 13:20-13:40 Discussions 13:45-14:05 Patient-Reported Outcome Data in Primary Health Care Philipp Harbig, Lægerne Vennelystparken & Kaj S. Christensen, AU 14:05-14:25 Discussions 14:30-14:50 Safe Delivery App Anders Nejsum, Visikon & Christina Braüner, AU 14:50-15:10 Discussions 15:15-15:35 Danish Hip Arthoplastry Register (DHR) P of the Danish Orthopedic Common Database Torben B. Hansen Central Denmark Region & Alma B. Pedersen, AU 15:35-15:50 Discussions Further information on page 20-23
8 8 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE CASE PROGRAMME SESSION: Steered by BUSINESS (The Hall) Per Baltzer Overgaard Vice Dean, Faculty of Business & Social Sciences 13:00-13:20 Development of Service Logistics based on Position and Task Data from Super Hospitals Mikkel Harbo, Femming B. Thomsen, SYSTEMATIC & Kaj Grønbæk, AU 13:20-13:40 Discussions 13:45-14:05 Waste Transportation Logistics Inge Werther, DAKOFA & Sanne Wøhlk, AU 14:05-14:25 Discussions 14:30-14:50 Using Secure Multiparty Computation to Facilitate Secure Auctions and Confidential Benchmarking Jacob Pagter, ALEXANDRA INSTITUTE, Kurt Nielsen, PARTISIA & Ivan Damgård, AU 14:50-15:10 Discussions 15:15-15:35 Increasing Customer Profitability Through Predictive Modelling of Likely Consumer Purchasing Patterns Christian S. Maltesen, COOP Danmark & Morten H. J. Fenger, AU 15:35-15:50 Discussions Further information on page 24-27
9 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE 9 CASE PROGRAMME SESSION: Steered by TECHNOLOGY #1 (M3 Auditorium) Kurt Nielsen Vice Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology 13:00-13:20 Cleaning Ocean Floor Scanning Data Freek van Walderveen, SCALGO, Ole Kristensen, EIVA & Lars Arge, AU 13:20-13:40 Discussions 13:45-14:05 Air Quality at Your Street Christian L. Fogh, Environmental Protection Agency Denmark & Matthias Ketzel, AU 14:05-14:25 Discussions 14:30-14:50 Inferring and Analyzing Transportation Behavior based on Mobile Sensing Data Rolf Sode-Carlsen, RAMBØLL & Kaj Grønbæk, AU 14:50-15:10 Discussions 15:15-15:35 Flood Risk Screening Morten Revsbæk, SCALGO, Jeppe S. Jensen, COWI & Lars Arge, AU 15:35-15:50 Discussions Further information on page 28-31
11 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE 11 CASE PROGRAMME SESSION: Steered by TECHNOLOGY #2 (The Hall) Mogens Nielsen Vice Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology 13:00-13:20 Human Sensory Perception Based Healthy Eating Leslie Jørgensen, Rynkeby Foods & Derek V. Byrne, AU 13:20-13:40 Discussions 13:45-14:05 Big Data in Farm Animal Genetics Anders Fogh, Knowledge Center For Agriculture & Bernt Guldbrandtsen, AU 14:05-14:25 Discussions Further information on page 32-33
12 12 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE LARS. ARGE PROFESSOR AARHUS UNIVERSITY BIG DATA POSSIBILITIES AND CHALLENGES The pervasive use of computers, as well as tremendous advances in the ability to acquire, store and process data, has resulted in a spectacular increase in the amount of data being collected. There are many exciting possibilities for use of the data in both science and industry big data can potentially have a very big impact! However, there are obviously also many challenges in unlocking this potential. Often its not clear what information can be extracted from the data and even less clear how to extract it. In his talk, Arge will give examples of big data and its impact, especially highlighting how university research has resulted in innovative applications and solutions through collaboration between researchers and industry. He will describe some of the computer science research being performed at Center for Massive Data Algorithmics at, along with its applications in relation to for example flood risk estimation. Arge is a Professor of Computer Science at and Director of the Danish National Research Foundation (Danmarks Grundforskningsfond), and Center for Massive Data Algorithmics (MADALGO). MADALGO pursues a broad basic research agenda within efficient algorithms for big data, but also works with industry partners and researchers from other fields on using algorithms research advances in practical applications. Thus Arge has for example both obtained significant theoretical and practical results in relation to big terrain data. Arge is an elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters and The Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the recipient of the Danish Minister of Research Elite Research Award, and a co-founder of the company SCALGO that markets software and services in connection with big terrain data processing
13 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE 13 PATRICK MCNEILLIE CHIEF PHYSICIAN RESEARCHER WATSON HEALTHCARE, IBM IBM HEALTHCARE: DEVELOPING WATSON TO IMPACT A COMPLEX INDUSTRY IBM s approach to healthcare focuses on improving physician-patient interactions, mainly the collection, analysis, and communication of healthcare information. With the assistance of the medical community IBM has initially developed technologies to assist medical research, clinical practice, and healthcare management. In this talk Dr McNeillie will discuss the data problem with healthcare and how IBM Watson is being developed to provide a solution. Physicians face two big data problems, medical knowledge gained from research and patient information documented in records. IBM has partnered with several of the top academic medical centers in the world to develop Watson to more effectively bring medical knowledge to physicians, to help summarize patient records, and --combining these tasks to assist physicians in making the most appropriate decisions. Dr Patrick McNeillie is currently working with IBM Watson Healthcare as an Oncology Consultant. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, earning his doctorate in medicine. He has been active in basic science and clinical oncology research for more than 10 years, with more than 30 peer-viewed publications. Prior to joining IBM he spoke extensively about innovations within cancer treatment. In 2012 he won the Pillsbury Award for Outstanding Oral Presentation in Clinical Medicine. In 2013 he took a year off of residency training and joined IBM as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. During this year he work along-side IBM computer scientists in applying the cognitive technologies of IBM Watson to healthcare. He decided to extend his time at IBM and was promoted to Chief Physician Researcher of the Medical Sieve Grand Challenge. The goal of this project was to develop technology for medical image analytics. Recently, he transitioned from IBM Research to Watson Transformation to assist in bringing information technologies to the healthcare industry.
14 14 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE IVAN DAMGÅRD PROFESSOR AARHUS UNIVERSITY BIG DATA BIG SECURITY PROBLEMS? Companies, public organisations and intelligence services collect huge amounts of data at an ever increasing speed. This holds great promise for the services we can expect from computer systems but also raises questions from a security and privacy point of view. In the talk, Damgård will shed light on some of the stories told about the subject and try to distinguish myth from reality. For instance: Is there always a good reason to collect data? Are our identities and personal data safe on the Internet? Do we have any privacy left out there? Should we care? If yes, what can we do about it? Ivan Damgård is a professor of Computer Science at and director of the Center for research in the Foundations of Electronic Markets (CFEM), supported by the Danish Strategic Research Council. Damgård s research is focused on cryptologic methods for protection of data, more specifically he has obtained a number of fundamental results on secure distributed computing. Damgård is a fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Cryptology. He is also a co-founder of the companies Cryptomathic and Partisia.
15 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE 15 SIGRID WILBECK HEAD OF SECTION DANISH BUSINESS AUTHORITY BIG DATA AS A GROWTH FACTOR IN DANISH BUSINESS Much has been said about the potential of Big Data, however, what impact does it have on the Danish businesses? A year ago The Danish Business Authority decided to analyze the impact of Big Data in Danish businesses, and the results from a survey conducted by the IRIS Group was published in the report Big data as a growth factor in the Danish business. The report gives a picture of which types of companies, that are the primary users of Big Data in Denmark, and highlights the various kind of barriers the companies face when dealing with big data. Sigrid Wilbeck works in the field of big data and has worked for the national growth team, referred to as Digital Growth and ICT and subsequently worked on a plan for growth in this area, to be published this Fall Currently Sigrid Wilbeck is developing the use of a new public data base, the Virk Data - a data base run by The Danish Business Authority which serve Danish companies who will start using public data in their businesses.
16 16 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE OPENING UP MUNICIPAL DATA SESSION: Torben Glock Project Manager Citizen Services City of Aarhus SOCIETAL PROCESSES Martin Brynskov Associate professor Interaction technologies The Municipalities and the Public Sector in general in Denmark, contains process and generate immense amounts of data. Much of this data resides in separate legacy systems and is not easily accessible for analysis, use and inspection. The reason is sometimes technical, sometimes legal, sometimes ethical and often grounded in a Public Sector cultural discourse where Open Data is not the norm. Working with, the City of Aarhus has over the years begun to turn this multitude of challenges into a resource for planning and producing the conditions for better lives between the systems, together with its citizens. The project aims at supporting the Open Data paradigm in a context of the Public Sector. By investigating the opportunities, the risks, the utility and the democratic value by opening up Data in one Municipality, this project has the chance to lead the way for other Public Institutions to gradually opening up their Data Vaults. By opening up the Public Sector data, the private System Developers has a chance for a better rooted empirical based knowledge, thereby creating higher quality solutions to ensure amore SMART and efficient Public Sector. An alternate approach to the cooperation of the Public-,the Private- and the Civil society within a project context of Open Data.
17 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE 17 MEASURING IMPACT ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA SESSION: SOCIETAL PROCESSES Anne Jensen Partner and online manager NorthSide Festival Anja Bechmann Associate Professor Head of Digital Footprints Research Group, Social media plays an increasingly important role in cultural events worldwide. At concerts and festivals you often see participants with smartphones in the air to document the event. These digital footprints of the participants create a large digital social layer that connects to the event. The digital footprint that is left behind during a festival therefore is important in at least two ways. In a media research perspective studying social media footprints in pre-planned events may add to existing research methodologically because a new software tool and methodological considerations are needed in order to study the activities across platforms. Also the footprints tell us what characterizes the digital social layer of the festival. Which social media platform do they use, when do participants upload content, what kind of content, with whom do they share this content, and do they tag themselves into the public data streams? streams from the NorthSide festival In collaboration with NorthSide festival and with permission from the Danish Data Agency the group also carried out qualitative interviews and data retrieval from all personal data streams. Based on mainly public streams this presentation will highlight some of the patterns that occur in the data collected. Rethink Impact funds the research project. The study of social media footprints allows for methodological development and research into the relationship between events and digital (social media) layers. The project seeks to include a business partner to make precise accounts for the methodological challenges in using the software and approaches in real life event settings. In a business strategic perspective finding patterns in these social media footprints may help the event managers to optimize resources and communication in the social media department. The Danish music festival NorthSide has social media as one of their strategic focus areas. The Digital Footprints Research Group has built software to collect all public social media data
18 18 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE TELEDIALOGUE BETWEEN SOCIAL WORKERS AND CHILDREN PLACED IN FOSTER CARE OR AT INSTITUTIONS SESSION: SOCIETAL PROCESSES Stinne Højer Mathiasen Udviklingskonsulent, phd. Municipality of Herning Lars Bo Andersen post doc. Danish children placed in foster care or at institutions are under the formal custody of social services departments. Accordingly, these departments collect a wide array of data on the children which they manage through case management software. There are many different data providers supplying the social services departments with information on the children. Foster parents, biological parents and pedagogues regularly call or write the social worker in custody with various concerns. Likewise, grades are collected from schools, psychologists write capability assessments and teachers comment on academic abilities. All these inputs are journalized in the department s database which enable changing social workers to supervise the welfare and upbringing of the children on an informed foundation. However, the children themselves do not partake directly in this continuous data collection. Rather, their dealings with social workers is often limited to biannual meetings and, in addition, mediated by pedagogues or other adults. On this backdrop, the research project Teledialogue seeks to develop improved and continuous communication between social workers and children through chat and video conferencing software. In this way, children not only become more intimately acquainted with the social worker holding custody but also become more active contributors to the complex set of information through which they are represented at the social services departments. Teledialogue allows for interdisciplinary and explorative research into the relationship between citizens and state by coupling social problems with technical ones, and vice versa. The project also seeks to include stakeholders in developing a specific concept for an improved and IT-enabled communication between children and social workers - which includes children s active participation in the data collection through which the social services departments operate.
19 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE 19 BIG NEWS: EXPLORING NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES AND HOW PEOPLE USE THEM SESSION: Jens Funder Berg CEO Visiolink SOCIETAL PROCESSES Tonny Skovgård Jensen Director National Library Division State and University Library Newspaper archives are an important part of a society s historical heritage by offering the public and paying newspaper readers attractive content from a historic past. The historic archives cover a number of newspaper s entire history. Usually digital archives contain newspapers from the last up to 200 years and are fully accessible from web, tablets and smartphones. New methods to access historic content means not only lots of new content to explore and analyze, but also new levels of data collection, and when millions of pages are available on searchable platforms, the collection of important knowledge on usage and behavior is available. By exploring the usage of 32 million digitized newspaper pages The State and University Library provides a valuable source to data on usage and behavior of library users and newspaper readers. Through a strategic public/private partnership between the The State and University Library and the Danish media companies, millions of people get access to millions of pages. Through investigating server logs and event data there ll be access to relevant knowledge on the interest of big events or special occasions as well as the archives become an important source for research. Historic content has become available to the public from the State and University Library as well as from newspaper websites owned by the media companies. As a public/private partnership the project provides access to historic media content from both libraries and media portals, which strengthens the overall approach to use historic sources. We expect researchers to use the archive for traditional academic work such as search, collection of sources, reading and analyzing just faster and easier, making it possible to cover more ground. But we also expect to attract researchers in the emerging field of digital humanities, exploring new types of research questions by using data mining, working in academic fields like language, cultural studies and social studies.
20 20 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE SKOLESUNDHED.DK AN INTERACTIVE WEB BASED CHILD HEALTH PLATFORM SESSION: Thomas Jensen CEO Opus Consult HEALTHCARE Carsten Obel Professor Research Program for Mental Child Health In Denmark we have unique epidemiological resources to develop an understanding of what determines health in a life-course perspective. The current project adds to the unique combination of large register based cohorts and ad hoc cohorts by providing an interactive platform to share data between professionals and researchers. The core facility is epidemiological feedback. Professionals (health nurses, psychologists, social workers, doctors) are provided feedback at an individual level (clinical decision support) and at group level (comparison with other school classes, centers). On a general population level all children at 1st, 5th, 7th and 9th grade provide detailed information on somatic and mental health for the health nurse at an individual level. This information is used to focus the clinical meeting. For children with need for social, learning support or with mental health problems specialized modules have been developed to match the professional most relevant information. Other professionals such as teachers, administrators and psychologists have access to stratified and thus anonymous data only. The major research potential lies in analytic as well as experimental epidemiology by combining these data with population registers. Skolesundhed.dk has been developed in collaboration between the Research Program for Mental Child Health, department of public health, (www.iupgrowth. au.dk), the participating Danish municipalities (especially Odense and Copenhagen) and Opus Consult, as Danish software developer company specialized in clinical databases. The development of skolesundhed.dk started in 2007 and at this point of the 98 Danish municipalities use the application. The development has been financed by Trygfonden and the participating municipalities. In the next phase of this project the Committee of Health Information (www.sundhedsformidling. dk) will take over the responsibility of implementing the application at a national level. One of the core elements of the application is the Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), a measure of mental wellbeing which is the worldwide most extensively used. The inventor, Robert Goodman, will be engaged in the further development of the project providing a platform for international extension. At this point the priority will be trialing out in the Nordic countries. At AU level this application is the core element in our collaborations with department of Computer Science, the Alexandra institute, department of economics and DPU (teaching faculty).
21 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE 21 PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOME DATA IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SESSION: HEALTHCARE Philipp Harbig General Practitioner Lægerne Vennelystparken Kaj Sparle Christensen Associate Professor Mental Health in Primary Care (MEPRICA) Web-based data entry software can be used to obtain accurate and detailed data on patientreported outcome (PRO) in the health-care system. Such data can be used for diagnosis, monitoring of treatment effects and research purposes. PRO data in primary care have traditionally not been systematically collected, analysed and archived. AU researchers have initiated development of a web-based system for entering PRO measures and transmitting data to patient medical records in primary health care. The project is funded by the Danish Ministry of Health and the Lundbeck Foundation. The software, which is launched under the name Sundhedsmappen.dk, is currently applied in 110 primary care clinics in Denmark. has so far been developed for diagnosis and monitoring of 1) depression, 2) anxiety disorders and 3) blood pressure measurements at home. Sundhedsmappen.dk will soon form part of the scheme developed by the Danish Quality Unit for General Practice to promote better data quality in primary care. The system will, therefore, be implemented nationwide. PRO digitalization will provide research with important and solid data, which will allow e.g. measurement of effects of psychotherapy and pharmacological treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. The new data entry system builds on collaboration between the research network Mental Health in Primary Care (MEPRICA) at Aarhus University and medical software consultants from Opus Consult in Risskov. PRO software
22 22 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT CONFERENCE SAFE DELIVERY APP SESSION: Anders Nejsum CEO Visikon HEALTHCARE Christina Braüner Midwife, MPH and Ph.D. Maternity Foundation works for a world where childbirth means life, not death. The causes of maternal and newborn death and disability are complex, but we know that if women have access to family planning, are giving birth with skilled attendance and can access emergency obstetric and newborn care in case of complications then the probability of maternal and newborn survival is high. Maternity Foundation works to promote these conditions so that all women can give birth safely also in low-income countries. We have an integrated focus on improving the quality of and access to health services. This includes empowering and mobilizing the local community to be in a better position to safeguard their reproductive health and train health care workers and hereby build up the clinical capacity of the health care system. The Safe Delivery APP is part of both the Maternity Foundation and Visikon s work to position itself as strong actors within the emerging field of mhealth. mhealth (the use of mobile phones for health promotion) is a relatively new field with an abundant unexplored potential to strengthen health interventions in both rural areas as well as the western world. In this project, research is being conducted at many levels. Both local in Ghana with questioners and interviews - and in Danmark with data pull of user interactions. You will be presented with the tale of how a local need inspired to a solution and the research project now been conducted by Christina Bräuner. The emphasis in the presentation will be on data collection, endpoints and how all the stakeholders, including the local Danish business, can gain from this collaboration and sharing of data. In addition to conventional approaches Maternity Foundation also pursues new and innovative methods in order to improve mothers and newborns heath and survival. The use of animated educational material presented via a mobile app is one of those initiatives. The solution is developed based on preliminary research done by Danish researchers and clinicians in close corporation with animators form the company Visikon. The solution Safe Delivery APP are being tested in countries in Africa.
23 BIG DATA BIG IMPACT conference 23 DANISH HIP ARTHOPLASTRY REGISTER (DHR) PART OF THE DANISH ORTHOPEDIC COMMON DATABASE SESSION: HEALTHCARE Torben Bæk Hansen Professor Executive consultant Central Denmark Region Alma Becic Pedersen MD, PhD Staff specialist, Clinical associate professor KEA Hospital In Denmark we do close to primary total hip arthroplasties (THR) per year. The Danish Hip Arthroplasty Registry (DHR) was initiated by the Danish Orthopaedic Sociaty on January 1, DHR is a nationwide clinical database on primary THR, revisions, and follow-up examinations in Denmark. There are now reported 120,988 primary and 19,282 revisions to the DHR in the period All orthopaedic departments in Denmark report to the register. The registered data include preoperative, peroperative, and postoperative information, prospectively collected using a standardized forms. Registration of primary operations and revisions is compulsory, whereas recording of follow-up examinations is voluntary. However, patients can be followed-up several years after total hip arthroplasty, depending on the hospital s routine only. Through annual report data, participating orthopaedic departments are able to compare their performance in order to improve quality of treatment. The Database continually incorporates new elements to accommodate the clinical needs. Latest the focus on issues concerning the use of Metal on Metal (MoM) prostheses have led to an expansion of the DHR. The DHR have a major impact on decision making on many levels from the political, economical to the clinical, made in the operation room. DHR is working in cooperation with the other Nordic arthroplasty registers (Norway, Finland and Sweden) in the Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association (NARA). The overall aim is to identify patients, surgeon and surgery related factors that can predict worse outcome after THR, change the treatment and clinical practice and improve patient care. NARA collaboration has resulted in several publications allowing studies on patients groups which are too small to be studies in single countries. DHR is also a member of the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries (ISAR). DHR is an example of the work done by The Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University - and research done base on registry data for which Denmark is renowned. The database is not directly connected to the Electronic Health Records or The National Patient Registry. However, using civil registration number, the data in the DHR have been be linked to several Danish administrative and clinical databases for research and clinical monitoring purposes, including Danish National Registry of Patients, Danish Transfusion Database, Danish National Prescription Database and Civil Registration System. The potential in the use of inductive statistics in connection to the DHR, and the many databases like it, is considered to be of interest to researchers from different faculties than Health at AU, private businesses and clinicians.