Isaacus seminar: Time to get the ball rolling

Isaacus seminar: Time to get the ball rolling

Reform and change are key elements of the Isaacus project, as we endeavour to facilitate the use of well-being data from a multitude of sources. Reform means increased co-operation and changes to work methods and processes in many organisations. A collective will and shared efforts are needed to get the project to the goal line. Helena Åhman will be our guide for the topic of the day under the rubric “Board of Directors – a shaper of the future”.

Progress has been made in legislative efforts led by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the draft Act on Safe Use of Health and Social Data is currently in the consultation round. The content of the draft Act will be explained by Pia-Liisa Heiliö and Hannu Hämäläinen. We will also be given tools for implementation by experts from the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Statistics Finland, Kela (Social Insurance Institution of Finland) and actors from the business sector. The seminar will close with Jaana Sinipuro, who will talk about the progress of the Isaacus project.

Programme (changes possible):

9:30am Registration

10:00am Welcome
Jukka Vahti, Specialist, Communications, Sitra

10:05am Board of Directors – a shaper of the future: influencing mind and will
Helena Åhman, (PhD in Work Psychology and MSc in Education), Speaker of the year, non-fiction author

10:40am Legislative status
Ministerial Advisers Pia-Liisa Heiliö and Hannu Hämäläinen of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

11:20am Tools for implementation
Pekka Kahri, Director of Information Services at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
Timo Koskimäki, Deputy Director General of Statistics Production, Statistics Finland
Mikael Forss, Director, Kela
Jaakko Parkkinen, Medical Director, Pfizer Oy
Leena Viljo, Vice President Public, Healthcare and Welfare Finland at Tieto

11:55am Let’s get the ball rolling – Closing words
Jaana Sinipuro, Senior Lead, Sitra

12:00pm Coming events: Nordic eHealth Exchange, WoHit Barcelona and HIMSS 2017
Kalevi Virta, HIMSS Finland

The morning seminar will conclude at 12:15pm.
The morning event can also be watched live on Skype. The seminar is in Finnish.

Beginning at 1:00pm, it will be time to roll up our sleeves and get back to THL’s Digital Health HUB workshop, which focuses on the national description of social welfare and health care data and facilitating the public distribution of metadata. The workshop will be presenting the objectives of this work and the results achieved so far as well as information on stakeholder needs.
Information on the afternoon workshop: mari.makinen(at) or tel. +358 (0)29 524 7746.

Invitation-only event for experts and decision-makers in related fields.


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