How Finland is leading the digital healthcare revolution

The Finnish healthcare system is considered a pioneer: It is almost entirely in state hands, and health services for the population are financed by taxes. What might be the potential benefits of this?

2 min
Published on December 7, 2020

In our new episode with Managing Board member Christoph Zindel, Päivi Sillanaukee, MD, Director General at the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health explains why this has a significant impact on the quality of patient care.


Päivi Sillanaukee, MD, Director General at the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

How Finland is Leading the Digital Healthcare Revolution with Päivi Sillanaukee, MD, PhD, eMBA | Christoph Zindel
41 min
Every country is unique in its healthcare operations. Large parts of Europe have a long history of socialized medicine based on the Bismarck Model, a German system dating back to 1883 which guarantees healthcare to citizens. Programs in Europe and Asia are mostly adaptations of this model.