Frontrunner in Digital Health Technologies
Finland is the second most advanced digital economy in the EU (DESI) and this also extends to healthcare. Finland has been one of the pioneers in health-related digitalization. National health registries have been held in databases since the 1960’s. Today, 100% population penetration in electronic health records (EHR) make our health data unique in terms of breadth and depth.
One example of pioneering virtual patient care is the Helsinki University Central Hospital’s Digital Mental Health Hub where patients can receive consultations and therapy in the comfort of their own homes. The clinic also provides tools for medical professionals. The virtual clinic model is rapidly extending into other therapeutic areas such as brain disorders, rare diseases, pain management, cardiovascular diseases and weight management.