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See you at HIMSS European Conference 14.-16.6.2022

VideoVisit will attend the HIMSS European Conference 2022 at Helsinki Fair Centre in 14-16 June 2022. It is one of the largest and most influential events  providing a forum for thousands of health industry experts, thought leaders, medical providers, and business professionals to discuss the latest healthcare information and technology  trends.

 

Your partner in Virtual Care – welcome to visit us at our booth #944

You will find us in Finnish Pavilion #944, and we look forward to presenting our Virtual Care -solutions to the public sector and private companies within the welfare industry: a high quality, secure and reliable connection between the care giver and receiver. We offer a wide range of Virtual Care features that can be easily tailored based on the healthcare provider’s needs and specific care processes. It is perfect for Home Care, Long-term Care, Primary Care, Social Care & Hospital Care.

 

Virtual Care increases elderly people’s happiness and brings more value to living at home

For home care the VideoVisit platform enables remote care services for people via video connection. Through its easily accessible platform, elderly clients and home care recipients can connect with doctors, care providers and even family members, to allow a longer, happier and improved quality of life at home.

 

VideoVisit

VideoVisit, founded in 2010, is a Finnish digital health company offering solutions for virtual care and online consultations used by over 200 municipalities in Finland. VideoVisit has approximately 30 employees located in its Helsinki and Kuopio offices. Annually over 1 million virtual care visits are completed with the VideoVisit platform, providing over EUR 40M annual savings for care operators.

 

For more information, please contact

Juhana Ojala

CEO, VideoVisit Ltd

+358 (0)40 568 2182

juhana.ojala@videovisitglobal.com

 

Ben Hasselblatt

Head of Global Sales, VideoVisit Ltd

+358 (0)44 088 9508

ben.hasselblatt@videovisitglobal.com

 

Here you can find more information about HIMSS 2022.

See you at e-Health Exhibition in Stockholm 8 – 9 June 2022

VideoVisit will attend the welfare technology exhibition at Kistamässan in Stockholm 8-9 June 2022. E-Health 2022 is Sweden’s foremost meeting place for the introduction of new technology in healthcare. The event will inspire the delivery of smarter and more efficient solutions and services while addressing challenges such as budget constraints, political uncertainty and an ever-growing and ageing population.

 

Your partner in Virtual Care – welcome to visit us at our booth

You will find us in booth D: 19, and we look forward to presenting our Virtual Care -solutions to the public sector and private companies within the welfare industry: a high quality, secure and reliable connection between the care giver and receiver. We offer a wide range of Virtual Care features that can be easily tailored based on the healthcare provider’s needs and specific care processes. It is perfect for Home Care, Long-term Care, Primary Care, Social Care & Hospital Care.

 

Virtual Care increases elderly people’s happiness and brings more value to living at home

For home care the VideoVisit platform enables remote care services for people via video connection. Through its easily accessible platform, elderly clients and home care recipients can connect with doctors, care providers and even family members, to allow a longer, happier and improved quality of life at home.

 

VideoVisit

VideoVisit, founded in 2010, is a Finnish digital health company offering solutions for virtual care and online consultations used by over 200 municipalities in Finland. VideoVisit has approximately 30 employees located in its Helsinki and Kuopio offices. Annually over 1 million virtual care visits are completed with the VideoVisit platform, providing over EUR 40M annual savings for care operators.

 

For more information, please contact

Juhana Ojala

CEO, VideoVisit Ltd

+358 (0)40 568 2182

juhana.ojala@videovisitglobal.com

 

Ben Hasselblatt

Head of Global Sales, VideoVisit Ltd

+358 (0)44 088 9508

ben.hasselblatt@videovisitglobal.com

 

Here you can find more information about E-Health 2022

Main Capital Partners acquires Finnish virtual healthcare specialist VideoVisit

Stockholm / Vantaa
20 April 2022

 

Software investor Main Capital Partners (“Main”) today announces the acquisition of a majority stake in VideoVisit, a leading provider of software services for virtual healthcare and online consultations. VideoVisit represents the first platform investment for Main in the Finnish market.

VideoVisit is a market leader in Finland with over 200 municipalities as customers, including Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere and Turku. VideoVisit provides a best-in-class software platform that is designed to digitalise both healthcare and social care visits. Its virtual care platform enables a wide range of healthcare services, including primary care, home care, home rehabilitation and disability services.

For home care the VideoVisit platform enables remote care services for people via video connection. Through its easily accessible platform, elderly clients and home care recipients can connect with doctors, care providers and even family members, to allow a longer, happier and improved quality of life at home.

The vast suite of solutions offered has been designed and perfected for easy use by patients, families and care providers alike, while complying with high security and data protection requirements within the healthcare sector.

 

Growing need for virtual care services

 

Main’s investment in VideoVisit highlights the growing importance and value-add of virtual care. The market for telehealth & telemedicine has rapidly grown in recent years as a result of COVID-19. This upward trend is predicted to continue to grow by 27% annually in the coming six years. This forecast is driven by several factors including the increasing adoption of technology, rising healthcare expenditure and an aging population demographic.

 

“VideoVisit’s solutions provide extensive benefits to both healthcare recipients and organisations more broadly. Our service is proven to be 85% more cost efficient than physical home care while also easing the workload for healthcare providers. More than 50 % of the virtual care visits on our platform are made by nurses who ensure that the correct medication is taken at the right time by their elderly patients. Travel time can also be saved and allocated to more demanding home care clients who absolutely require a physical presence.”

 

Juhana Ojala, Chief Executive Officer at VideoVisit

 

Digital solutions to fight elderly loneliness

 

VideoVisit’s software was initially developed by Ojala’s family to improve communication with a sick relative who lived very far away. VideoVisit has since enjoyed rapid growth and success, establishing itself in the Finnish home care market as a leading solution to help elderly people fight loneliness and increase their personal safety.

The platform is easy to access via a special tablet that is always on standby, making it straightforward for the elderly to connect with their care providers whenever they may need assistance. The solution also promotes social interaction, such as group dining sessions, so that nurses can ensure their elderly patients eat properly and enjoy social interaction.

VideoVisit is currently exploring multiple growth opportunities, with the support of Main, by offering complementary solutions to existing customers in the Finnish market and through an internationalisation strategy including both partnerships and selective buy-and-build acquisitions.

 

 

“Main has extensive experience within the healthcare market through our existing portfolio companies including SDB Group and Enovation in the Benelux and Alfa eCare in the Nordics. We look forward to deploying this knowledge to further strengthen VideoVisit’s position in the European virtual care market. With the support of Main, VideoVisit can develop and improve its service offering and communication capability meaning the company can deliver even more added value to its customer base.”

 

Wessel Ploegmakers, Partner and co-Head of the Nordics office at Main Capital Partners

 

 

VideoVisit

VideoVisit, founded in 2010, is a Finnish digital health company offering solutions for virtual care and online consultations used by over 200 municipalities in Finland. VideoVisit has approximately 30 employees located in its Helsinki and Kuopio offices. Annually over 1 million virtual care visits are completed with the VideoVisit platform, providing over EUR 40M annual savings for care operators.

 

Main Capital Partners

Main Capital Partners is a leading software investor in the Benelux, DACH and the Nordics. Main has almost 20 years of experience in strengthening software companies and works closely together with management teams of its portfolio companies as a strategic partner, in order to realise sustainable growth and build excellent software groups. Main counts over 45 employees and has offices in The Hague, Stockholm and Düsseldorf. As of October 2021, Main has over EUR 2.2 billion of assets under management. Main has invested in more than 130 software companies to date. These companies have created jobs for approximately 4,000 employees.

 

For more information, please contact

 

VideoVisit

Juhana Ojala

+358 (0)40 568 2182

juhana.ojala@videovisitglobal.com

 

EQ

James Culverhouse

+44 (0)20 7223 1100 / +44 (0)7912 508 322

james.culverhouse@eqcorp.co

 

Virtual care increases elderly people’s happiness and brings more value to living at home

KATARIINA OJALA

The Finnish population is aging at an increasing rate and people live longer at their homes. Home means a lot to elderly people. Home brings joy and security to life. However, as people get older, for example illnesses can cause certain limitations to their ability to function. Supporting living and ensuring care and rehabilitation at home are perceived as important in the society and as a preventive activity.

 

At home, everyday life intertwines with memories and the past. At home, one is able to live their life the way they want to, based off their own capabilities and skills. Living at home supports elderly people’s overall well-being, maintains their ability to function, gives more of a meaning to life and brings happiness. Most of the people would prefer to live at home as long as possible.

 

Content and activities at home via video connection

 

The goal of virtual care is to enable people living at home as long as possible. It makes it possible to easily offer a variety of services to the elderly. Virtual care via video connection enables for example, remote visits, individual and group rehabilitation sessions and social connecting such as enjoying a cup of coffee with someone. Virtual care services provide a way to for example, monitor taking medicine, guide eating and perform different types of rehabilitation exercises.

 

”Familiar environment supports the ability to function and independent living. Routines in particular can support coping even when an illness progresses. Changes in environment may be confusing, decrease independent initiative and activity, and increase the feeling of insecurity. Therefore, care and rehabilitation should be arranged at home and in a way that it supports living at home as long as possible.” (Muistiliitto Ry, 2021)

 

A client that is in virtual home care can participate in for example, various physical exercise sessions and social chatting with a cup of coffee via video connection. Photo Katariina Ojala/VideoVisit

 

Gerotechnology to become a normal part of social and health services

 

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (2020) has outlined as one of the national objectives that by 2030 smart technology supporting independent living will have increased the well-being of elderly people and that everyone will have equal opportunities to apply these technological solutions.

 

”In the coming years, the aging population will be more accustomed to using technology, which allows existing and new technology to be used more extensively. Technology can be diversely utilised in the services for older people and in preventive activities.”

(National Programme on Aging 2030: For an age-competent Finland; Publications of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 2020:3).

 

Gerotechnology should be seen as an enabler that creates new ways of doing things in the lives of the elderly. It broadens the world and increases happiness. Technology creates new ways to function as it allows the elderly to become a more meaningful part of the modern society and participate in various events. Therefore, gerotechnology increases activity and sociability.

 

Presence and real connections for the elderly through virtual home care

 

A client that is in virtual home care can participate in for example, various physical exercise sessions and social chatting with a cup of coffee via video connection. By using the same tablet, the client receives care and treatment at home and is able to stay connected with their family and friends via video connection.

 

According to user experiences, virtual care is perceived as even more meaningful than traditional home care visits. The fact that the caregiver is not in a rush and is truly present in the virtual encounter is a valuable experience to the elderly person living at home. Regular meetings with the same caregiver also create stability and increase the feeling of security. These moments often become one of the most anticipated events of the day and are extremely important to the home care client.

 

The use of technology creates the joy of success and meaningful experiences

 

Using technology is not an age-related act. It is essential that the device and services that are selected for the elderly person to use meets their needs, are easy to use and secure.

 

It is often thought that elderly people are unable to use technological solutions because devices are too complex or they do not have the necessary skills or understanding. In reality, many elderly people are curious and willing to try and learn something new. For example, the VideoVisit® tablet that has been specifically developed for virtual care, has been proven to increase the client’s sense of pride and self-efficacy, joy of success and the meaning of life. The only thing that the client needs to do is arrive in front of the device as it rings. Using technology is not an age-related act. It is essential that the device and services that are selected for the elderly person to use meets their needs, are easy to use and secure.

 

Prejudice about gerotechnology may come from elderly people’s relatives or social and health service professionals. This slows down the implementation of gerotechnology and its development. Changing one’s own prejudice and ways of thinking enables new ideas and insight. We are able to create more valuable and happier lives and futures for those close to us when we are open and curious about new ways of doing things and understand the possibilities technology can create when it comes to supporting living at home.

 

References

 

National Programme on Aging 2030: For an age-competent Finland; Publications of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 2020:3.

 

Municipalities in Finland strengthen remote social and health services: Tiera and VideoVisit to cooperate

Kuntien Tiera and Finnish leading remote care professional, VideoVisit Oy, have signed a cooperation agreement. From the beginning of 2022, VideoVisit Oy will be partnering with Tiera’s Elli remote services. The service that is designed to be used by Finnish welfare areas is an easy to use SaaS that enables public service providers to deliver remote services easily. Cooperation with Kuntien Tiera supports the availability of remote services in welfare areas and safe living at home.

 

Remote services enable for example, doctor’s appointments via chat or video connection, professionals’ remote consultations and virtual home care visits. Remote care also involves the client, for example taking medicine can be monitored via video connection.

 

Tiera’s Pauli Päivärintä and Juhana Ojala from VideoVisit are happy with the cooperation.

 

”With the ongoing healthcare and social welfare reformation, the importance of remote healthcare and social welfare services becomes further emphasized. Cooperation with Kuntien Tiera ensures that VideoVisit services, that are currently being used by over 200 municipalities, remain available in the future. We are very excited about this cooperation”, explains Juhana Ojala who is responsible for VideoVisit’s strategic partnerships.

 

”With the help of Tiera’s Elli remote services, we respond to the needs of  by providing services in a way that the residents right to receive services takes place equally and those services are easily accessible”, says Tiera’s Business Director Kati Penttilä.

 

Security and welfare solutions as part of the agreement

 

As part of the agreement, Tiera’s remote services include a wellness and safety bracelet that supports safe living at home. The device transmits information to a healthcare professional about the client’s activity and well-being. Security services are produced by VideoVisit’s partner Vivago Oy.

 

Along with the agreement, VideoVisit Oy and Vivago Oy that specializes delivering welfare and security solutions, tighten their cooperation that has lasted for over five years already. The goal is to deliver a comprehensive set of remote and secure care services for healthcare and social welfare service providers.

 

VideoVisit is a domestic family business that operates in the healthcare and social welfare field. Our mission is to develop and deliver solutions that help people to live independent and happy lives at home as long as possible. We cooperate with healthcare professionals to ensure high service quality and easy availability.

 

Kuntien Tiera is an in-house company owned by more than 350 municipal operators.  As a nationwide organization owned by municipal associations, they offer and develop high-quality and productive ICT services as well as digital and ICT solutions in cooperation with other public and commercial actors to support the smooth development of everyday life and operations –  for customers and citizens.

 

More info

 

Juhana Ojala 
CEO, VideoVisit
+358 (0)40 568 2182
juhana.ojala@videovisitglobal.com

VideoVisit appoints Riku Mettälä as the new Chief Operative Officer

 

Helsinki, Finland

October 9,2020

 

VideoVisit Ltd, a leading provider of VirtualCare software for more connected and safer online healthcare services, has appointed Riku Mettälä as the new Chief Operative Officer. Mettälä’s appointment includes responsibility for the company’s Services department covering software R&D, SaaS production and customer management operations. Mettälä will also be a part of  VideoVisit Management Board.

 

Seasoned professional to steer the launch of a new Virtual Care platform

 

Riku Mettälä joins VideoVisit from US Austin-based Silicon Labs, where he was leading Silicon Lab’s IoT software and tools portfolio. Riku has also held various positions at Bluegiga Technologies and Nokia Corporation, where he was heading the technology and software quality organization for Nokia Smart Phones.

 

“Our whole team is delighted to welcome such a seasoned professional with a stellar experience from some of the leading international organizations to steer our Services department.” says Juhana Ojala, CEO of VideoVisit. “The spread of COVID-19 has created a lot of disruption in global healthcare sector when care providers have rushed to implement various virtual care solutions. With the launch of our new 2nd generation Virtual Care platform closing in, I am extremely pleased to have Riku Mettälä onboard to lead our organization through this technology transition and to help in VideoVisit’s international market expansion.” continues Ojala.

 

VideoVisit Ltd has appointed Riku Mettälä as the new Chief Operative Officer. Picture VideoVisit Ltd

 

“I couldn’t be more excited to join the VideoVisit team. I have already had a chance to witness the amazing enthusiasm of the VideoVisit team for the noble purpose to help the people’s life. When recognizing the quality and heritage of Finnish technology and healthcare domain, I truly believe in VideoVisit’ mission and the virtual care offering aiming at the high customer satisfaction and the  thought leadership in the virtual healthcare market.” states Riku Mettälä.

 

For more information

 

Juhana Ojala
CEO – VideoVisit Ltd
juhana.ojala@videovisitglobal.com 
+358 40 568 2182

 

Riku Mettälä
COO – VideoVisit Ltd
riku.mettala@videovisit.fi

+358 50 354 6948

VideoVisit’s coronavirus guidance

 

For our part, we want to ensure a safe working environment for our employees, customers and partners as the second wave of the coronavirus spreads in Finland and across Europe.

 

Due to this, the remote work recommendation will remain in force in our company and we will avoid all unnecessary traveling and physical customer meetings. In addition, we have imposed a new mask policy to be in place in all meetings and public spaces in our office.

 

Picture Katariina Ojala/VideoVisit Oy

 

We wish all our partners a safe autumn and strength for healthcare professionals in these challenging times.

Digital Healthcare company VideoVisit secures EUR 1.5 million financing for internationalization

Press Release – VideoVisit Ltd

Free to publish: 13th May, 2019, 9:00 AM EEST

DIGITAL HEALTHCARE COMPANY VIDEOVISIT SECURES EUR 1.5 MILLION FINANCING FOR INTERNATIONALIZATION

The Finnish company VideoVisit Ltd, which develops digital outpatient care solutions for social- and health care sectors, has secured EUR 1.5 million in financing to scale its services to international markets. The additional financing consists of corporate finance received through the Business Finland Smart Life Finland – project and direct investment by Kustaa Piha’s investment company Athensmed. With this funding, VideoVisit is strengthening its international business that started 1.5 years ago by investing in global sales and developing new services for the international market. At the same time, the Annual General Meeting of VideoVisit Ltd appointed Kustaa Piha and Marika Nordlund as new representatives of the Company’s Board.

Launched in 2010, VideoVisit has become the market leader in the field of virtual care and remote healthcare services in Finland. VideoVisit’s net sales in 2018 totaled EUR 2.6 million, and the 2019 forecast is expected to reach EUR 3.1 million. The company’s strong position as a pioneer in the Finnish healthcare field creates a solid foothold for internationalization:

– I am glad that our family business has received funding in cooperation with our customers and Business Finland to anchor us more firmly in international waters. Kustaa’s unique expertise in the field together with VideoVisit’s specialized expertise is part of our current and future success story, says Esa Ojala, Founder and Chairman of the Board of VideoVisit.

The comprehensive remote care service platform for social and healthcare service providers covers more than 100 municipalities and hospital districts domestically in Finland. The Remote Care service provided by VideoVisit has proven to be a cost-effective solution for delivering services to geographically broad areas. For example, in home care, the VideoVisit® service has proven to be up to 85% more cost-effective than a traditional physical home visit at home. In Finland, the VideoVisit® service solutions have already made over one million remote care sessions.

– VideoVisit is an advanced technology company whose services bring significant added value to customers. The company is on a healthy footing, which has been guided by the grounded and practical business attitude, combined with the highest goals. VideoVisit has distinguished itself from other companies in the industry. It is a pleasure to be part of this company and to give my support for the company’s internationalization, says Kustaa Piha.

The cost pressures in health care due to aging population, the rise of chronic diseases and limited care resources are global problems. The Remote Care Service developed by VideoVisit provides a solution to these challenges, so the company has excellent growth potential in the international market.

– It has been fascinating to be part of VideoVisit’s internationalization process within a couple of years, and promising results have been achieved in the Gulf area and Japan, says Meria Heikelä from Business Finland.

– It’s great that the company continues to work with us in the Smart Life Finland program. The program promotes the use of digital solutions in changing health care and everyday life, and is an excellent platform for a company like VideoVisit, continues Heikelä.

In international markets, VideoVisit currently has local operations in Japan, Australia, Iberia, and the Baltic countries. Also, the company is currently negotiating new customer deliveries to the Netherlands, Austria and the Middle East. With the help of the finance that has been secured, VideoVisit aims for a stronger international market position by strengthening its sales organization and launching new solutions and services for the global market.

For more information:

Juhana Ojala 
CEO, VideoVisit
+358 (0)40 568 2182
juhana.ojala@videovisitglobal.com

Repe Harmanen
CEO, VideoVisit Ltd
+358 40 046 7717
repe.harmanen@videovisit.fi

Kustaa Piha
CEO & Investor
Athensmed Oy
+358 50 359 6835
kustaa.piha@athensmed.fi

VIDEOVISIT
In 2010, VideoVisit Ltd is a Finnish company focused on customer-oriented remote care solutions. VideoVisit develops and provides a comprehensive remote care service that enables healthcare services to be delivered home regardless of time and place. The service offers solutions such as virtual care, video and chat-based online doctor appointments, online doctor consultation, and remote diagnostics. VideoVisit operates in Finland as a framework contract supplier through KL-Kuntahankinnat and Istekki Ltd framework agreements in the public health sector. Over 100 municipalities and hospital districts use the service in Finland (05/2019). In the international market, VideoVisit operates in Japan, Australia, Iberia, and the Baltic countries.

KUSTAA PIHA / ATHENSMED
Kustaa Piha is the founder and former CEO of Med Group Oy. Nowadays, Piha invests in health service companies and growing health technology companies through its investment company Athensmed, and acts on the boards of companies. Other investments of the company include: Omaeläinklinikka, Komppi, Klinik Healthcare Solutions and Kaiku Health.

Momentum in Japan – Appointment of Shuichi Seo & EU Trade Mission to Japan 2019

VideoVisit has been experiencing a big wave of activities and opportunities coming from the market of Japan.

– It’s exciting to see the momentum and interest in our holistic platform solution for remote caregiving and with each trip it gets better and better. Japan is one of the strategic entry markets chosen for business development for the next two years and the results of the activities so far has been impressive. Last year, VideoVisit was in Japan four times to develop contacts, networks and discuss potential partnerships and pilots with Japanese companies. Due to the high interest and potential we see from the market, we decided to take a bigger step forward, explains Michael Haralson, COO of VideoVisit Ltd.

Appointment of Mr. Shuichi Seo

Shuichi Seo appointed as Director, Sales & Business Development for the Japanese market.

It is with great pleasure that we formally announce the appointment of Mr. Shuichi Seo as Director, Sales & Business Development for the Japanese market.

Shuichi Seo has broad experience in research, consulting and business development on cross border businesses. He has had international working experience with Nomura Research Institute in Sydney and in London. He contributed to Nikko Asset Management and T&D Asset Management in developing new businesses. He was involved in advisory services on M&A and corporate finance with IBS Securities. He is a CFA charter holder and served as President of CFA Society Japan from 2013 to 2015. He has BA in Law from the University of Tokyo and MBA from the New York University.

EU Trade Mission to Japan 2019

Director of Sales and Business Development Shuichi Seo and COO Michael Haralson at EU Gateway Mission to Japan 2019

Last month VideoVisit had the great opportunity to participate in the 2019 EU Trade Mission to Japan – we were one of 40 companies that were chosen to participate this year from a pool of some 350 companies that applied. Even more exciting for us was that we had attended the trade mission last year so it was an honour to be chosen once again. The trade mission activities are held in coordination with the Medtec Exhibition, one of the larger medical exhibitions held at Tokyo Big Site.

– This March we have increased our meeting activities to reach out to potential partners and customers, with a total of 27 key meetings! It includes the EU Trade Mission to Japan matchmaking team’s efforts, some walk-on opportunities at the Medtec Exhibition and Shuichi Seo’s efforts to arrange appointments. This included some large Japanese medical companies as well as a meeting at the Sendai Finnish Wellbeing Centre. We start to see positive momentum in finding partners and pilots in the Japanese market, Shuichi Seo summarizes the week full of activities.

Additional information:

Michael Haralson
COO
michael.haralson@videovisitglobal.com
+358 40 532 7577

Shuichi Seo
Director, Sales & Business Development – VideoVisit Japan
shuichi.seo@videovisitglobal.com
+81 (0)80 3553 9889