Win-win-win in the making
Furthermore, Eskelinen and Toimela report that the customers of the two companies are happy about the move as well.
“Customers have been reaching out to congratulate us, seeing that we can achieve bigger, better things together,” Eskelinen remarks.
Joining forces also opens up whole new possibilities for intensified collaboration with such actors as HUS Helsinki University Hospital, the largest hospital district in Finland. The latest collaboration effort was announced in May, as Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and Siemens Healthineers signed a letter of intent on health and medical technology. The aim is to push development and innovation co-operation between Metropolia and Siemens Healthineers to promote sustainable well-being.
Eskelinen credits Health Capital Helsinki for initiating the contact between the two parties.
“Health Capital Helsinki had a significant role in making this happen,” he says.
Another great example of a “meeting of the minds” is the CleverHealth Network, established in 2017. CleverHealth Network is a health technology ecosystem in which companies and healthcare experts develop better treatment solutions for Finns and successful export products for companies. Product and service innovations are based on HUS Helsinki University Hospital’s extensive health data and the leading expertise of clinicians.
Kari Toimela explains that Varian ventured into the network having purchased Finnish Noona Healthcare three years ago – and he confesses to being very impressed by the way the ecosystem is shaping out to be.
“The future of cancer treatment lies with networks such as this one,” Toimela believes.
CleverHealth Network’s vision is to be an internationally renowned ecosystem, which processes and cultivates health and welfare data, as well as a forerunner in the healthcare revolution, capable of creating dozens of world-class solutions related to the cultivation of healthcare data.