CAPACITY FOR RENEWAL
Technological development and digitisation are rapidly changing our daily lives. This is why social structures and the services they provide must also be reformed.
Artificial intelligence-based systems help achieve better services and cost savings in the social and health sector
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
In a rapidly changing world, the capacity for renewal is vital to both individuals and society as a whole. Right now, digitisation offers unprecedented opportunities for this.
We have been capable of renewal before. During the last century, Finland managed to rise from difficult times to become one of the world’s most successful societies, making significant reforms, such as in basic education and a comprehensive healthcare system.
Today, our capacity for renewal – which we seem to have lost amid the ever-accelerating pace of change – must be built up again. This cannot happen without new, trust-based partnerships, common, information-based goals and strengthening the involvement of people. And it certainly won’t happen without enthusiasm or inspiration.
The capacity for renewal theme is dedicated to the achievement of all these goals.
What do we do?
In 2017, we will be involved in preparing the implementation of a new social welfare and healthcare reporting system, known as service packages. Service packages are specifically intended as tools for service administrators (regions) to use in making information-based decisions on the development of services.
We are also launching Soteuttamo, which is a concept aimed at social welfare and healthcare providers. Its goal is to facilitate entirely new, cross-sectoral partnerships.
During the year, we will also be exploring how the public administration steering and management system should be reformed in order to meet the needs of a rapidly digitising society. Also, our work in the use of well-being data for research, health and business will culminate in 2017 with the completion of the Isaacus Digital Health HUB project.
What have we achieved?
Sitra has worked for over 10 years on projects involving the reform of social welfare and healthcare services and the entire social welfare and healthcare system.
In recent years, we have promoted Finland’s capacity for renewal by, for example, introducing the groundbreaking data exchange layer concept, the youth work approach and information system Tajua Mut! (Get me!) and the Palvelutori concept for senior citizen services, as well as by promoting the drafting of the national genome strategy and creating the virtual clinic concept, which is unique even by international standards.