Digitalization in Finnish Social Welfare Services

Digitalization in Finnish Social Welfare Services


In Finland, the right to comprehensive social welfare is defined by law and belongs to every one equally. Authorities are responsible for providing all social services. Now let’s be honest; Finland has the world’s best digital and transparent nationwide database. It’s called Kanta and it will include every citizen’s health and social welfare information. In the field of social welfare, it is common for people to need several different services. With Kanta, people’s service histories follow them wherever they go and citizens can access their information through secure authentication. No one has to explain the same things over and over again and different service providers can easily see all the necessary information that they are authorized to online. With this data, they can give people better and more efficient service. Comprehensive statistics about social welfare let us see the societal impact of services and save money as a result by arranging services that correspond to actual needs. Anyone may need social welfare services at some point in their lives. With Kanta we are building future social welfare with humanity at its core. Gosh I love Kanta!

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