Healthcare & Social Care

Healthcare and social services are facing major changes in Finland. Though the form that the services system will take is still uncertain, the overall trends are clear. The demand for healthcare and social services is increasing, and the related business sector is continually growing. Private companies will continue to be partners to public service providers. As services move online, efficient data systems will play a key role and data security needs to be watertight.

Good legal advice can ensure smooth public-private cooperation. Regulations concerning state aid, public procurement and the openness of government have to be taken into account in all such joint projects. Large service outsourcing projects and real estate projects may require permits. Decision making proceeds differently in the public sector is compared to the business world, and project communications need to comply with government openness requirements.