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The Fair Health Data Challenge – honorary mentions

The Fair Health Data Challenge yielded some excellent examples of services built according to fair data economy principles. In addition to the winners, the expert panel recognised three challenge participants with an honorary mention.


Kirsi Suomalainen

Specialist, Communications and Public Affairs


In spring 2021, we launched The Fair Health Data Challenge to discover practical examples of digital health and well-being services where data is used transparently and with people’s consent.

The international assessment panel chose three winners and also recognised three challenge participants with an honorary mention.

Honorary mentions for three challenge participants


An ambitious initiative aimed at the creation of an individual-centric solution to eliminate the impacts of future pandemics on humanity. The solution’s vision is that individuals control their own data and share it with authorities, which makes it possible to better ensure the free movement of people. The core of the solution is the 4P model (People-Public-Private Partnership), in which each party benefits from the solution.
Participant: MyData community, Isabelle de Zegher, isabelle (at)

The jury’s evaluation
Data-based solutions are increasingly needed in the battle against public health threats such as Covid-19. In addition to vaccines, the significance of non-medical countermeasures increases. In complex and difficult-to-manage crises, it is easy to forget the individual’s responsibility and perspective. This solution is exceptional in making them the starting point of all planning activities.

Nordic Interoperability Project

The goal of the Nordic interoperability development project is to create measures, methods and common rules for ensuring cross-border treatment and high-quality health services. The project seeks to create a pan-Nordic solution library, which will make it easier to find fair and secure applications and services that take the individual’s needs into account. This will benefit individuals, solution developers and healthcare professionals.
Participant: Nordic Interoperability Project AS, Anders Tunold-Hanssen, pm (at)

The jury’s evaluation
As digital forms of treatment develop, it is important that applications can be assessed according to their effectiveness and risks. Unfortunately, it is not necessarily the case that all applications yield benefits for their users. The development of a joint solution bank is important as it will make it easier for doctors to prescribe not only medication but also digital treatments.


The starting points of the solution are the care gap created by the ageing of the population and chronic diseases and the development of associated preventive measures. Greenhabit has developed a comprehensive well-being monitoring solution – a mobile training application that makes it easier for individuals to make positive changes in their everyday lives to ensure their ability to function.
Participant: Greenhabit BV, Chantal Linders, chantal (at)

The jury’s evaluation
The solution seeks to prevent negative health effects in just the right manner and the game-like and community-building elements it contains can even make this fun. The solution combines different sources of data creatively to support the individual’s personal coaching.

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