Needs and implications of data in healthcare-related policymaking

M. Pikkarainen, Julius Francis Gomes, Marika Iivari, Jean-Peter Ylén, Juha Häikiö

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This study explores digitalization in the healthcare sector, and presents insights on the use of data for developing and organizing preventive healthcare services for young people, which has been identified as one of the most crucial issues to be tackled by public decision-makers. Conducted as a qualitative case study with municipal decision-makers, this study highlights the needs and implications of data as a complex, systemic issue with far reaching long-term impact, where the right kind of data could improve the health and well-being of the society far beyond healthcare domain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging Open Service Innovation
EditorsAnne-Laure Mention, Tor Helge Aas
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-123-450-7
ISBN (Print)978-981-123-448-4
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesOpen Innovation: Bridging Theory and Practice


  • Data
  • Decision-making
  • Healthcare
  • Policymaking
  • Public


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