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Introducing Nordic Innovation Forecast: The Health Innovation Series

The health issue and especially the exchange of health data has been actualized the last year and a half during the COVID pandemic. The Nordic region is digitally at the forefront, and a pioneering region when it comes to digital development. The Nordic countries also have strong welfare states with solid public health systems. In combination, there are great opportunities for Nordic co-operation.

Nordic Innovation runs two programs on health:

Life Science and Health Tech (2021–2024)

Health, Demgraphy and Quality of Life (2018–2021)

The health care services in the five Nordic countries are among the top 20 best health care services in the world. The population in the Nordics is technologically advanced. Both facts are great starting points for innovation in the health sector.

In the newest episodes of our Nordic Innovation Forecast podcast series, we have interviewed people working with very different aspects of health and innovation in the Nordics.

Sharing Nordic health data and security

Nordic Innovation works to facilitate the sharing of health data, but why do we need to share health data in the Nordics region – and can we do it in a secure way?

In the first of the four episodes on health innovation in the Nordics, Inga Godø from Microsoft Norway, and Nordic Innovation's Rasmus Malmborg and Thordur Reynisson Innovation talks about the benefits of sharing health data matter and how we can do it technically.

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"If we could start with that with a minimum viable product or platform where we could share at least some of our data then at least we could get somewhere and then build on that platform later."

Inga Godø, Microsoft Norway

Listen to the episode on below or find it in your favourite podcast app.

Why does sharing health data matter – and can we do it in a secure matter? Listen to Inga Godø from Microsoft Norway, and Rasmus Malmborg and Thordur Reynisson from Nordic Innovation.

Did you like what you hear?

Head over to our podcast section to listen to the rest of the Nordic Innovation Forecast podcast. Previously, we have been discussing opportunities and challenges when it comes to mobility and innovation in the Nordic region.

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Portrait Rasmus Malmborg

Rasmus Malmborg

Senior Innovation Adviser
Rasmus has extensive international experience in complex project management, predominantly within health care system development. Prior to joining Nordic Innovation, Rasmus has been with LHL International for nine years and worked the last four years as CEO.

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Lena Henriksson

Lena Henriksson

Head of Communication
Visionary change maker who believes in a good strategy. Combined communication and marketing expert with working experience from the broadcasting businesses Swedish Radio and UR. Walked from Media to Business and became responsible for marketing, corporate communication and PR in startups and institutes. Interested in making a difference with great communication.

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