Vake’s Healthcare Programme to be launched at Musiikkitalo in Helsinki

Finnish healthcare and social welfare sector is under pressure to renew itself towards a more equal, cost-effective and efficient service system. Vake’s operations are guided by the objectives of the Programme of the Finnish Government. According to these goals, the reform of health and social services needs to be supported by well-functioning information management systems, a comprehensive database and reporting methods. Digitalisation and emerging technologies enable this change.

According to Antti Larsio, Director of Vake’s Healthcare Programme, Vake may enable such socially influential activities that wouldn’t otherwise take place. In healthcare and social welfare sector, various interests pose challenges to the use of resources, and Vake can play a significant role in meeting these needs.

Networks with technology companies and health and social service providers are at the heart of Vake’s operations related to healthcare and artificial intelligence. Therefore, we’ll invite our stakeholders to a kickoff event for our Healthcare Programme on 1st October at 12.30 at Musiikkitalo in Helsinki.

At the event, we’ll present both Vake’s own plans as a State Development Company and the guidelines for our Healthcare Programme. Additionally, we’ll hear topical key notes on future healthcare and social services enabled by digitalisation.

Insights will be provided by Juha Tuominen, CEO for Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), Arto Vuori, Head of Unit, Information Resource Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Pekka Marttinen, Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the Aalto University, as well as Eksote’s Toni Suihko, Chief Information Officer and Merja Tepponen, Chief Development Officer.

The programme of the event:

12.30 Lunch
13.00 Opening words Saara Mattero, Public Affairs Director, Vake
13.05 Presenting the Finnish State Development Company Vake Paula Laine, CEO, Vake
13.20 Vake’s Healthcare Programme Antti Larsio, Programme Director, Vake
13.45 The critical needs of the service provider in terms of quality of care, patient services and operational efficiency Juha Tuominen, CEO for Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS)
14.15 Utilising the national database by artificial intelligence Arto Vuori, Head of Unit, Information Resource Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) &

Pekka Marttinen, Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the Aalto University

14.35 The future social and healthcare services enabled by technology Toni Suihko, Chief Information Officer, Eksote & Merja Tepponen, Chief Development Officer, Eksote.

 

14.55 Closing words
15.00 End of the event

The event is free and still open for registration. Contact for further information: invitations@vake.fi

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