In Germany digitalization measures are more or less exceptions yet and first pilot-projects are initiated, mostly financed through the Innovation Fund – which invest now more than 300 million euros per year to improve healthcare processes. Finnish ideas and solutions are very welcome. Finland is considered to be one of the leading countries in having high-quality and comprehensive health data in digital format.
Join the Activation workshop on February 7th 2018 in Helsinki (see below) and learn more about the German Innovation Fund.
Highlights in Relation to Germany
Quality of health data: Finland boasts an exceptionally wide range of nation-wide registries, tracking data and analytics on various health issues. It enables the provision of cross-sectoral efficient health services. Most European countries have a more fragmented healthcare system, and e.g. Germany is clearly behind Finland in coordinated digitalization efforts.
Nationwide registers: In Finland, new government bill aims to ease the commercial usage of nationwide health data as well as combine all health data into same register, whereas in Germany the commercial use of nationwide data has faced significant resistance as attempts to collect all heath data into one source has been problematic.
Cloud: In Finland, storing health data into the cloud is permitted. In Germany digitalization and data sharing has been poor as a whole. It requires innovative, reliable and efficient solutions
In Germany there are statutory general regulation and some special provisions on health data processing. The difficulty of the German regulation arises with all of the 16 German states having their own specific data protection laws pertaining to the same areas and therefore unclear data protection regulation causes confusion both to patients and the companies.
German market activation workshop & introduction to German Innovation Fund
When: 7.2. at 13:00-16:00
Where: Team Finland House, Porkkalankatu 1 (Helsinki)
- Introduction to German Innovation Fund
-Actual call open until March 2018 for new care models
-Invest annually 300 million euros to improve healthcare processes
-Basic requirements for applicants
- Market snapshot including reimbursement and data privacy
- Relevant structural differences
- Business opportunities
- Lessons learned
Register here by February 2nd 2018
For more information, please contact:
Director, Business Finland
+358 40 343 3379
Project Manager, Business Finland
+358 46 923 2261