Title: Healthcare as a business environment - analysing the Finnish health technology industry

Authors: Reetta Raitoharju; Tuomas Ranti; Mikko Grönlund

Addresses: Turku University of Applied Sciences, Joukahaisenkatu 3, 20520 Turku, Finland ' University of Turku, FI-20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland ' University of Turku, FI-20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland

Abstract: Health technology is the fastest growing field of high technology in Finland. However, developing new products, keeping up with the regulatory environment and finding new markets can be challenging in the highly regulated and rapidly changing healthcare environment. This paper presents the results of a financial analysis and a survey conducted among Finnish health technology companies. The aim is to get an overview about the current stage of the Finnish health technology industry and the challenges the Finnish health technology companies are facing.

Keywords: health technology; financial analysis; economic performance; growth; regulatory environment; business environment; Finnish health technology; health technology industry; health technology companies; telemedicine.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTMCP.2017.091940

International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices, 2017 Vol.2 No.4, pp.362 - 379

Received: 21 Jun 2017
Accepted: 05 Jan 2018

Published online: 21 May 2018 *

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