(Invest in Finland) – From the productivity of its specialist hospitals to introducing electronic prescriptions and advanced technology for artificial voice production, Finland is actively developing systems for Connected Health.
The productivity of specialist hospitals is better in Finland than in the other Nordic countries, according to a study by the National Institute for Health and Welfare, a research and development institute which is under Finland’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. In Finland specialist hospital care is supported by the basic health care system which directs patients to hospital care and also acts as its gatekeeper. Health centres also offer bed spaces to patients that do not need specialist care but still need round-the-clock care.
The productivity of Finnish hospitals will be examined further through the EuroHOPE follow-up project, which will evaluate, through a microeconomic disease-based approach, the performance of European health care systems in terms of outcomes, quality, use of resources and cost.
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