HUS Helsinki University Hospital is the core of Finland’s national healthcare system, treating some 700,000 patients each year. In specialist fields, such as children’s heart surgery and organ transplants, patients come to HUS from all over Finland.
As a university hospital, HUS is also deeply involved in research and plays a significant role in training Finland’s future clinicians. Newsweek magazine has named HUS as one of the world’s best hospitals, ranking it 39th out of top 250 facilities in 2023.
HUS Helsinki University Hospital has a strong track record of embracing digital initiatives to improve health outcomes.
HUS has a strong track record of embracing digital initiatives to improve health outcomes. Many of its services have been combined in the Digital Health Village – a web-based platform for providing patient care. The platform has been designed in collaboration between HUS and Finland’s four other university hospitals.
There are three core elements to the Digital Health Village:
1. An open-access website for the general public. Care professionals from 33 treatment hubs contribute to a health-information library that the public can use for self-care.
2. A portal for healthcare and social-services professionals. Tools for online training, research, diagnosis, treatment, and peer-to-peer collaboration.
3. Digital care pathways. Web-based services that referred patients can use to support the specialised treatment they are receiving.
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