Sustainability means strategic choices and small actions

News, juni 9, 2021

Sustainability is a word that is increasing its visibility in the communication of organizations. Just as occupational safety became a critical theme in the 1970s, sustainability found its way into the corporate agenda in the 2010’s and is now an indistinguishable part of business. This is exemplified by the steady increase in cash flows to…

How to do benchmarking? Q&A continued

News, maj 3, 2021

As feedback to our article on What is benchmarking and what are the benefits of benchmarking in healthcare?  we got some further questions which we’d like to share as a follow-up to our Q&A: Is benchmarking done only on an organizational level or at an individual level, as well? Are there positive examples how individual…

What is benchmarking and what are the benefits of benchmarking in healthcare?

News, marts 10, 2021

A webinar hosted by NHG brought together healthcare experts around the Nordics to share experiences Benchmarking – improving practices by peer-to-peer development – is currently becoming the hot topic in healthcare internationally which was highlighted also at the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement’s ICHOM congress 2020. Benchmarking in healthcare is in Finland already conventional,…

On the ICHOM & NHG blog: Engaging patients in collecting PROMs

News, februar 16, 2021

The Estonian Health Insurance Fund (EHIF) took a big leap towards value-based healthcare as they started a national stroke patient pathway pilot involving 4 out of 6 hospitals in Estonia providing acute stroke care. As from 1st July 2020, the hospitals started collecting PROMs from the patients; with a spectacular response rate of 95% at…

The HERoS project launches an ICU capacity data visualisation tool

News, januar 20, 2021

HERoS partner Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG) has developed an online tool to visualise occupancy rates at intensive care units in different countries and regions of the European Union between February and November 2020. It is based on datasets from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) as well as national health authorities. Availability…

On the ICHOM & NHG blog: Presentation of “Measuring Outcomes and Stroke Patient Pathway Pilot in Estonia” at the ICHOM conference 2020

News, december 11, 2020

Did you miss the ICHOM conference 2020? Are you interested to hear about a unique national pathway pilot? Better quality of life for stroke patients A unique national stroke patient pathway pilot puts patient at the centre and tries out various incentives to make the pathway better. The Estonian Health Insurance Fund (EHIF) took a…

On the ICHOM & NHG blog: Better quality of life for stroke patients

News, oktober 14, 2020

A unique national stroke patient pathway pilot puts patient at the centre and tries out various incentives to make the pathway better. The Estonian Health Insurance Fund (EHIF) took a big leap towards value-based healthcare as they started a national stroke patient pathway pilot involving 4 out of 6 hospitals in Estonia providing acute stroke…

Value-based healthcare – from data to knowledge

News, oktober 1, 2020

The need for value-based management in healthcare is well established and few doubt its usefulness. We at NHG have been actively promoting value-based management in healthcare for years, and our key message has been: start measuring outcomes. While the allocation of costs is also important, and by no means a negligible effort, fairly standardized practices for doing it do exist.…

What does NHG’s internationalization mean for our customers?

News, september 24, 2020

We at NHG have been investing in our operations in the Nordics as part of our growth strategy. Our aim is to offer solid expertise in social- and healthcare and international benchmarking possibilities for our customers. This summer, we have taken two remarkable steps in our internationalization: first, we acquired Denmark-based Health Innovation Institute (H2I)…

Mika Kaartinen joins Nordic Healthcare Group as Senior Partner

News, september 7, 2020

Mika Kaartinen, specialised in social and healthcare customer experience and ICT, joined Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG) in August as senior partner. Mika has solid experience in the field: the last 15 years he has been solely focusing on solutions for the social and healthcare sector. Before joining NHG, Mika worked at CGI, where he was…

New Nordic offering of strategic advice within healthcare, pharmaceuticals and healthcare technology

News, august 27, 2020

Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG) and Lumell Associates AB enter a strategic partnership to establish a Nordic offering of strategic advice specialized in healthcare, pharma and healthcare technology. Together the two companies offer a network of more than 180 experienced professionals with deep local knowledge and sector understanding from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. “We are…

Philips, Nordic Healthcare Group and Meditsiinigrupp will support Stroke Patient Pathway Pilot in Estonia

News, august 21, 2020

Philips, Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG) and local partner Meditsiinigrupp will support public payer Estonian Health Insurance Fund (EHIF) in a two-year Stroke Patient Pathway Pilot Project by providing IT solution for measuring the outcomes and costs of ischemic stroke care.   “The goal of the Stroke Patient Pathway Pilot is to improve patients’ quality of…

NHG strengthens its position in the Nordics by acquiring Health Innovation Institute in Denmark

News, juni 23, 2020

Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG) continues its growth strategy in the Nordics by acquiring rapidly growing Denmark-based Health Innovation Institute (H2I), a company specialised in healthcare. Both companies share the vision to implement predictive and value-based social and healthcare in the Nordics. By combining their strengths in healthcare data benchmarking and expertise in digital services, an…

Anna Maksimainen joins Nordic Healthcare Group as Senior Partner

News, februar 19, 2020

Anna Maksimainen joined Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG) as senior partner in January. Anna is an experienced professional in health and social care, and, previously, she worked at NHG for eight years. In the last few years, Anna has been in charge of health and social care advisory services at Accenture, where she gained in-depth knowledge…

Nordic value-based healthcare advisory services recognised internationally

News, januar 28, 2020

ICHOM, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement, has chosen Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG) as its first certified implementation partner in Europe The globally appreciated International Consortium for Healthcare Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) has chosen Finland-based health and social care advisory and analytics company Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG) as its certified partner to implement standardised sets of…

Value-based social and health care – from outputs to outcomes

News, november 29, 2019

Value-based health care lately has been discussed widely among health and social care decision makers. The time also has come to take steps toward a value-based system. Modern technology finally has enabled continuous measurement of outcomes, and the consumerisation megatrend will increase patient-relevant outcomes’ importance. Our white paper on value-based health care now available: NHG’s…

Digitalisation – the supercatalyst for value-based healthcare

News, maj 31, 2019

What is value-based healthcare? Value-based healthcare is one of the hot topics when it comes to how healthcare systems will be managed in the future. In the context of healthcare, “value-based” refers to managing and measuring not only the volume or costs of services provided but measuring actual results of care – and in a…

Pekka Multimäki appointed CFO for Nordic Healthcare Group

News, maj 28, 2019

Pekka Multimäki has joined Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG) as Group CFO in the beginning of May. Previously, Pekka was CFO for Royal Ravintolat (now part of NoHo Partners). Pekka has diverse experience in financial administration and management as well as consulting in a variety of industries and companies, such as Teliasonera and Accenture. Educationally Pekka…

Invitation: BOUNCE dissemination event in Helsinki June,10th: Building predictive tools and digital services in cancer care using health data

News, maj 23, 2019

Join us in this event that tackles the challenge of using data to build predictive and personalized cancer care with a holistic approach. You will hear presentations from world class researchers and the digital health company Noona, who is successfully operating in countries such as Finland and the US. Building predictive tools and digital services…

Making patients’ own experience of treatment results visible – Central Finland Health Care District listens to patients to develop better care

News, maj 16, 2019

As part of measuring effectiveness of care coronary artery disease patient-reported outcomes are systematically collected and analysed in a pilot project in the Central Finland Health Care District. In a first for Finland, The Central Finland Healthcare District has implemented Philips VitalHealth’s Questlink, a tool specialised in patient self-reporting of their symptoms and ability to…

New experts at NHG: Rikhard Berg responsible for pharmaceutical industry services and Milja Saarimaa for communications and marketing

News, marts 12, 2019

We are delighted to welcome new colleagues to the Nordic Healthcare Group in March: Rikhard Berg has joined us as Pharma Lead and Milja Saarimaa as Communications and Marketing Manager. Rikhard Berg’s background lies in customer-related sales and educational tasks in social and healthcare service production as well as in the pharmaceutical industry. Previously, Rikhard…

Nordic Healthcare Group is expanding its value-based healthcare advisory and analytics services in the Nordic Countries – Finnish private equity firm Vaaka Partners to accelerate growth

News, november 12, 2018

Nordic Healthcare Group is expanding its value-based healthcare advisory and analytics services in the Nordic Countries – Finnish private equity firm Vaaka Partners to accelerate growth Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG), a Finnish healthcare advisory and analytics company, is expanding its value-based services in the Nordic Countries. NHG employs more than 100 professionals that help its…

NHG expands in the Nordics

News, marts 20, 2018

Finland’s leading company specialized in planning and development of healthcare and social services, takes a big leap to expand in the Nordics. The Nordic Healthcare Group’s (NHG) Finnish offices are located in Helsinki and Turku, and now offices are also established in Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark. The focus in Sweden and Denmark will be…