Dr. Hanna Tiirinki, Ph.D.

Poster Presentation: Measuring Social and Healthcare Integration in Finland

Presentation Description:

Measuring social and healthcare integration as a tool of management and governing.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Hanna Tiirinki, Ph.D. (health management sc.), is a Professor of Practice in Patient and Client Safety in Social and Health Care at the University Turku, Finland. She is also an associate professor in health and well-being service systems. She is a health scientist interested in the social and healthcare system, quality and safety and integration issues. Her ongoing research activities include the issues of health and social system client and patient safety, management, and integration. She also serves as a Chief Safety Investigator in the Social and Health care branch of the Finnish Safety Investigator Authority in Finland. She actively participates in various social and healthcare national and international networks.

Co-Author Bios:

Dr. Pekka Räsänen, Ph.D.

Pekka Räsänen, Ph.D., is a Professor of Economic Sociology at the University Turku, Finland. He is a social scientist interested in the sociology of consumption, the welfare state and inequality, and the use of information and communication technologies. His ongoing research activities include the Principal Investigator’s task in ‘NETHATE’, a European Union Horizon 2020 funded Innovative Training Network consortium, and coordination of ‘Social Trust in the United States and Finland after COVID-19 Pandemic’, a collaborative research project between Virginia Tech and the University of Turku. He is the current Head of the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Turku and a Steering Group Member of Statistic Finland’s Information and Communication Use by Households statistics. Räsänen has published more than 70 articles in international refereed journals and over 200 other publications.

Dr. Ilmo Keskimäki, MD, PhD

Ilmo Keskimäki (MD, PhD) is a Research Professor at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare and a Professor of Health Services Research at Tampere University. He specializes in Public Health Medicine. His research has focused on health systems and policy analysis and developing research methods for using register-based longitudinal data in health services research. He is particularly interested in research on equity in health care and the impacts of reforming services on health system performance. He has worked in research and administrative positions in national research institutes in Finland and advised the government on health systems, policy development and research issues.

Dr. Timo Sinervo, PhD

Research Professor Timo Sinervo (PhD in soc. psych.) is an adjunct professor in health and social care. His focus in health and social services has been on work and organizations, the well-being of workers, public-private partnership, care integration, self-organized teamwork and quality of care. He has led several large research projects since 2000, including recent studies on future work in changing health and social services, work time allocation and worker well-being in services for older people, care integration, and multidisciplinary teamwork and professional networks in health and social service centers. The studies have been implemented in close cooperation with service providers, and thus, Sinervo has large networks of service providers in Finland.