Study on counties’ role in RDI activities of social and health services

The prospective health, social services and regional government reform was designed to establish the new counties in 2021. In the context of the reform, responsibility for organising both social and health services and research, development and innovation activities (RDI) was to be part of the new counties’ tasks. Together with 4Front Oy and NHG (Nordic Healthcare Group) MDI carried out a study on the state of social and health service related RDI activities in Finland. The aim of the study was to support the prospective reform. The mid-term report of the process was released in September 2018. The counties’ views, suggestions and feedback were subsequently discussed in two workshops during the autumn of 2018 and spring 2019. The final report will be released in the autumn of 2019. You can find the whole report (in Finnish) here and related material (in English) here.