Coordinator, Odense University Hospital
Anne-Kirstine Dyrvig is MSc. in Public Health from the University of Southern Denmark. She is recently enrolled as ph.d. student at Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark within the field of HTA and telemedicine with special focus on transferability of results across countries.
Since 2008, Ms Dyrvig has been employed in the Quality & Research/Health Technology Assessment department at Odense University Hospital & Svendborg Hospital (OUH), where she is part of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) team. The HTA team supports the clinical departments in writing and completing mini-HTAs that are a standard tool at OUH prior to the purchase and implementation of new devices etc. The HTA team and their services are also in high demand from external organisations, which means that the team holds a leading position in not just the Region of Southern Denmark, which is the regional health authority, but also at a national level. Ms Dyrvig is a central part of the team and has worked extensively with completion of full HTA reports as well as teaching and support for the hospital departments in their work with mini-HTAs. Also, she is frequently used as a teacher in courses on systematic literature review, HTA and mini-HTA by many other organisations than OUH.
Her work not only extends to Denmark, but given her broad HTA experience, Ms Dyrvig competences are sought internationally as well. Ms Dyrvig teaches mini-HTA to other European health organisations and she plays a main role in the evaluation of telemedicine services in an ongoing EU project called RENEWING HEALTH (CIP PSP Pilot A), which involves 9 European regions and 26 different telemedicine services, where Ms Dyrvig tasks involve evaluating the effectiveness of the different telemedicine solutions in a telemedicine-adapted HTA framework based on prospective data collection.