Join us to discuss the new law on the Secondary Use of Health Data and take part in co-creation in which you, the first movers from the business community, work out what will be needed come January 2018, when the new law should come into effect.


Pekka Kahri from National Institute for Health and Welfare and Hannu Hämäläinen from the Ministry of Social Affairs will lead us in the topic. What are your service needs regarding access to this data?


“We look forward to working together in dialogue with the visionaries from the Amcham business community towards prosperous cooperation to boost the health sector in Finland for the benefit of patients and health systems worldwide,” says Pekka Kahri.


One goal of the new law is to expand your business potential. Now is the time to guarantee that the service design (analysis, process, infrastructure, etc.) for accessing the data supports your needs. In our session, we also aim to expose the possible hitches in the system now, before the law is implemented.


What do you need to make investments, groundbreaking research and Nobel prizes become reality? Put on your visionary hat, bring your boldest needs and join us in moving from the talk to the walk!


Doors open, registration, light breakfast


Welcome & speaker introductions
Amcham Finland


Update on the law’s implementation schedule and analysis of its business impact
Hannu Hämäläinen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health


Overview of service design
Pekka Kahri, Director of Information Services at the National Institute for Health and Welfare


Moderated Q&A and discussion


Event ends



Pekka Kahri

National Institute
for Health and Welfare

Pekka Kahri is Director of Information Services at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). The Information Services works with health and social services, data and statistics, eHealth, eWelfare, health IT and interoperability, IT system and information services development. He has also been responsible for the development of customer interaction and the harmonization of data and IT policies THL-wide.


Hannu Hämäläinen

of Social Affairs

Hannu Hämäläinen is a Ministerial Advisor at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. He has worked on the strategic development of the next generation of social and health care systems and ICT-solutions and the development of open innovation systems and processes.

Amcham Finland Offices


Eteläranta 6 A 8, 00130, Helsinki




Wednesday, September 20, from 8:30 – 10:00 AM



For more information contact:


Virve Ilkka
Program Manager, Life Science Group
+358 50 534 5629