Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
The health and social services sector is undergoing a major change. Changes in both the national and global environment create uncertainty, which may hamper business planning and development in companies. Companies play a significant role as service providers, therefore uncertainty may slow down the development of innovations and better services. At the same time, however, challenges provide an opportunity to further raise the quality of services and to promote their exports.
These were the conclusions of the Sector Report on Health and Social Services published in Helsinki on 15 January 2020. Health and social services include services in the healthcare and social welfare sectors, which are increasingly interlinked with other, related sectors.