Information about health tech
Health technology is a rapidly growing and a very broad industry. The health industry as a whole uses the latest technologies, including industrial internet or the Internet of Things (IoT) and other information technologies and expert services associated with clinical research and regulations, for example. Innovations associated with robotics and artificial intelligence are also gaining ground.
Various forms of measuring and imaging and devices used in therapy and rehabilitation are some of the more conventional areas of health care. Many companies also have electronic services related to the above. Other important areas include cleanness and furniture. International comparisons show that health tech companies engage in extensive research and development in Finland and manufacture most of their products here, too. Take a look at our publication Healthtech Finland 2018 that includes the latest export statistics.
Health tech is a part of the larger health care sector, which includes health tech, pharmaceuticals, the public health care and social services system and private and public health care services. One way to distinguish health tech and services from wellness technology and services is legislation. Health care products, services and software are regulated by the authorities. The correct use and the safety of users are also monitored. Wellness products and services are targeted directly at consumers and they are not subject to similar regulation.