The regional government’s health and social services reform should focus on building a functional regional model. The roles assigned to the county organizer, the unincorporated county enterprises and other service providers must serve the goals of the county.
The key elements of the regional planning and health and social services reform are:
- Building the organizer
- Organizing the unincorporated county enterprises
- Preparing for freedom of choice
- Regional ICT and financial administration
It is particularly important to build and organize a working county organizer function and to determine its authority and division of duties in relation to the unincorporated county enterprise and other bodies. The functionality of the county also requires a common knowledge base for all players to utilize in planning, steering and monitoring. This does not only mean putting ICT solutions in order, but, above all, creating knowledge management models. NHG offers the county its extensive experience and research base to use in regional development.