21 October: Health & Well-being in the Nordic Region

Health & Well-being in the Nordic Region: The potential of digital solutions

Discover the presentations from the event:

Are the Nordic people equally healthy and happy? How are digital solutions improving health and well-being? And how can digital solutions in health care and social care contribute to regional development?

Join the webinar launch 21 October of two Nordic reports analyzing and discussing health and well-being, and how the quality and accessibility to health care and social care services can be improved by using digital solutions – now and in the future.

Henrik Moberg (SV), Ministry of Social Affairs, Sweden together with Nordregio’s researchers, national and regional experts in the field of health care and digitalization, Sari Palojoki, Specialist, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (FI), Peter Berggren, area manager for local healthcare in Southern Lapland (SV) and Anne Kristin Kleiven, development director from the region Sogn og Fjordane (NO) will share their insights and you are welcome to participate in the discussion.

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Although the results of these studies show that the Nordic countries are performing well on many indicators related to health and wellbeing in an international comparison, there are persistent gaps between regions, socio-economic groups and gender. Digitalisation has the potential to overcome some of these gaps by improving accessibility to welfare services and thus wellbeing. Increasing access to fast Internet broadband and to bridge digital divides, are important issues for Nordic governments to address. Otherwise, we run a risk of cementing persisting inequalities in the Nordic countries.

The two reports, State of the Nordic Region 2020 – Wellbeing, health and digitalization edition and  Digital Health Care and Social Care – Regional Development Impacts in the Nordic Countries with an in-depth study on accessibility, are initiated and funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and produced by Nordregio. The latter one is also part of the Nordic Welfare Centre project Health care and care with distance-spanning technologies (Vård och omsorg på distans).