A constantly changing world
Future health and social care policies will be influenced by demographic changes, globalisation, the transformation of work, technological advancements, and active individuals. These changes will create opportunities in view of social stability, sustainable growth and reducing inequalities.
Demographic change and globalisation
Transformation of work and technological advancements
Human wellbeing is influenced by a sense of inclusion, meaning and belonging. Many people are increasingly active in seeking opportunities to participate in society and make a difference, for example through social media and digital services.
Ensuring everyone’s inclusion and ability to work and function will safeguard a stable and sustainable society. Our welfare society is based on understanding people’s individual needs and responding to these using modern tools. Advancements such as artificial intelligence, precision medicine and social innovations may revolutionise the health and social care sector in the same way as antibiotics or imaging techniques once did. These will make it easier to identify individual needs while enhancing the efficiency of diagnostics, service choices, pharmaceutical development, and self-care.
- Societal integration and sustainable wellbeing: Futures Review of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (in Finnish)