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?
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.
I think that digital solutions give us possibilities – much better possibilities than before – because they make quality care available for a broader population.
Päivi Sillanaukee, MD
Director General at the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
How does Finland's healthcare system contribute to the nation's happiness?
Read this paper to explore the five main elements that allowed Finland to make significant progress toward more high-value care, a digitally enabled healthcare system, and high satisfaction rates in the population.
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The statements by Siemens Healthineers customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no “typical” hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.