HUS strives to provide high-quality treatment to every patient

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The demand for digital and artificial intelligence-based health solutions is growing globally. CleverHealth Network, an ecosystem coordinated by HUS, brings together the health technology competence of Finnish enterprises, leading experts in healthcare and high-quality health data collected by HUS.

HUS Helsinki University Hospital is tasked with developing new treatment solutions and ensuring that Finns will continue to have access to the world’s most cost-effective healthcare services. HUS’s vision is to be a high-quality hospital that creates new knowledge and provides effective and timely treatment for patients that is also safe and customer-oriented.

“As a university hospital, HUS is responsible for continuous research and development efforts to improve healthcare in Finland. We wanted to create a competitive environment based on the utilisation of health data, allowing us to collaborate with companies to develop innovations and research that is especially based on the refinement of data. This means that the treatment we offer people in Finland will remain some of the best in the world, and, in the meantime, we will be able to create successful products for Finnish export,” explains Markku Mäkijärvi, Chief Medical Officer at HUS.

Agile joint development model is based on data

CleverHealth Network, an ecosystem coordinated by HUS, brings together companies and leading healthcare experts to develop better healthcare solutions for Finland and successful health technology products for companies to export. Product and service innovations are based on the leading expertise of clinicians and an actual clinical need as well as HUS’ special areas,
which are top class on the global scale in both quantity and quality.

An essential part of the ecosystem is the HUS data lake, an analysis and storage location for large masses of data built by HUS with the support of the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.

“The HUS data lake offers a unique modern environment that allows data to be used for purposes such as teaching artificial intelligence in a flexible manner, while also ensuring personal privacy,” says Mikko Rotonen, ICT Development Director at HUS.

“The data will not be sold. Instead, we want to allow researchers and companies to join us in processing the data into new, better healthcare solutions in an environment that protects personal privacy and data security. This is not just to benefit healthcare but also economic life in Finland,” says Visa Honkanen, Director of Strategic Development at HUS.

Technology will revolutionize operating models in health care

Health technology is one of the fastest growing fields globally and will revolutionize the traditional operating models in health care in near future.

“Now is the time to act as, for the moment, Finland still has what it takes to become a centre of healthcare innovations: an excellent healthcare system ranked as best in the world, solid competence in healthcare technology, high-quality health data and an environment for utilising it safely,” says Honkanen.