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Published September 1, 2016

Better use of health data requires a new client-oriented approach

Author's profile page: Kirsi Suomalainen
Lead, Communication and Public Affairs, Sitra
Kirsi Suomalainen is responsible for communications of the Digital Health HUB, Sustainable financial policy training and Working Life Prize.

Better use of health and social data requires a new client-oriented approach. The targets defined by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in its draft bill of 11 August, calling for more versatile deployment of datasets, are achievable. This requires, however, the establishment of a new national centre responsible for data disclosure, data access authorisation, and availability data maintenance. (News release of National Institute for  Health and Welfare 1 Sept. 2016)

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