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Policy guidelines and prioritisation of areas for development relating to information management in healthcare and social welfare now published

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Publication date 21.3.2022 16.06
Press release 72/2022

The policy guidelines and prioritisations were prepared particularly with funding decisions and project planning and evaluation in mind and to support the preparation and regional implementation of the health and social services reform.

The preparation work was carried out in extensive cooperation with a range of operators, drawing on the feedback from clients.

Policy guidelines for information management intended for all health and social services organisations

The policy guidelines for information management are intended for all health and social services organisations to guide the ongoing development work and, in particular, to prepare the health and social services reform. The guidelines are meant primarily for service organisers, service providers, national operators and information system suppliers, but they also take the client’s perspective into account. The guidelines will affect a number of operators, and they are fundamental and long-term in nature.

Prioritisation used in operational and financial planning and in project planning and guidance

Prioritisation of areas for development will be used for purposes such as operational and financial planning as well as project planning and guidance, for example in the health and social services reform and the Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland. The guidelines will be used for projects under Finland’s Sustainable Growth Programme.

The areas for development are examined from three key perspectives: digital services for people in general, digital services and information management solutions for professionals, and digital services for management, guidance and supervision.

By having prioritised areas for development, wellbeing services counties can prioritise, for example, their measures related to the preparation of the health and social services reform in situations where it is not possible to promote all reform measures simultaneously.

The policy guidelines for information management in healthcare and social welfare, along with the prioritisation of areas for development, will be maintained annually. They will help to reduce the risk of overlapping development work and to support cooperation and the guidance of development projects.

The published materials are available in the shared workspace for cooperation groups for healthcare and social welfare enterprise architecture.

Inquiries

Mikko Huovila (secondary use of client and patient data), [email protected]
Riikka Vuokko (primary use of client and patient data, services and self-management of health), [email protected]

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