Finland is setting new standards for the future of healthcare with innovations and groundbreaking initiatives. When a selection of media from Europe and Asia came to Helsinki in June 2019, our digital healthcare solutions for the ageing population as well as the pioneering genome project FinnGen caught the international journalists’ attention.
In June 2019, the first HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference was organized in Helsinki at the same time as Finnish healthcare was making the headlines overseas. This became the base for the Business Finland media tour inviting eight healthcare journalists to Finland to check out the research, innovation and smart business in one of the world's most efficient healthcare systems.
Finns are forerunners in developing new digital platforms and technologies that make collecting, analyzing and applying social and health data more competent than ever before. The specialized fields of genomics, diagnostics, non-invasive measurements, imaging, patient monitoring, digital health, wearables, sensors, health services, elderly care, and hospital IT all position Finland as a healthcare thought-leader.
During their stay in Helsinki, the journalists were introduced to digitalized human-centric healthcare for children as well as elderly care 2.0 meeting the needs of the ageing population with virtual home care. The program also included a selection of the many health tech startups in the Finnish ecosystem and the unprecedented global research project FinnGen, combining genome information with digital healthcare as one of the first personalized medicine projects at this scale.
Have a look below to check out the Economist's and the Guardian's coverage on the digital elderly care and many more international headlines resulting from the the HIMSS & Finnish healthcare media tour in June 2019.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung: "Finnische Gene, eine Goldmine" (Print article)
Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung: "Aus Treue zum Ursprung" (Print article)
MobiHealthNews: "How Finland is teaming up with pharma to identify genetic variants in disease"
MobiHealthNews: “How Finnish health tech startups are getting off the ground”
MobiHealthNews: “Respect, communication key in pharma, digital collaborations”
Yomiuri Shimbun: “Controlling medicine with video telephone” (Print article)
Yomiuri Shimbun: “30% of patients doing dialysis at home” (Print article)
Yomiuri Shimbun: “preserving biotic samples for the future” (Print article)
Yomiuri Shimbun: “sharing data for efficiency in medicare” (Print article)
The Guardian: “Virtual visits: how Finland is coping with an ageing population” (online and in print)
The Economist: “Finland turns to technology to help frail old people live at home” (online and in print)
Latvijas Avize: “Somijas nākotnes slimnīca”