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Finnish Smart City technologies advance in Yinchuan, China

2018 Global Smart City Summit in Yinchuan, China

The Finnish Smart City Consortium has been invited to participate in Yinchuan Smart City pilots.

Yinchuan the leading Smart City in China and part of the national piloting program. It is significant for this Finnish Smart City Consortium to have this opportunity to test and develop Smart City offerings in a developed and large market.

The Finnish Smart City Consortium is structured and operating areas for the Yinchuan Smart City is pictured below.

Delegation leader Juho Pirinen from CJ Studio states “While discussing with Yinchuan local government about the needs of the Yinchuan Smart City we recognized many opportunities to utilize and further develop existing Finnish technologies. We consider Yinchuan City a developed and advanced market. We have seen that Finnish technology innovations fit perfectly to their Smart City planning.”

About Yinchuan Smart City:

Yinchuan is the capital of Ningxia Province in Northern China. On October 1st, 2016 Yinchuan had the unique honor of becoming China’s first metropolis to regulate as a “Smart City”. It is considered a blank canvas as Yinchuan can more flexibly adopt new technologies and then “attract people that would otherwise have gone to Beijing or Shanghai”. The population is a little over two million people, the right size for Finnish technology innovations to start access to the Chinese market.

Yinchuan has won many international and domestic awards, such as the TM Forum Smart City President’s Award in 2015, China’s Leading Smart City Award, the Fifth China (2015) Smart City Application and Innovation Award and so on. The Cloud Data Center of Smart Yinchuan is approved as a pilot unit of national green data center, becoming a leader in the field of smart city in China.

Pictured (from left to right): Pertti Jalasvirta, Kari Bäckman, Hannu Anttila, Michael Haralson, Juho Pirinen, Jukka Lassila and Simon Du. (not pictured but core team member – Huageng Chi)

About the Finnish Smart City Consortium members:

Formed specifically for addressing the needs of Yinchuan Smart City, the members consist of:

CJ Studio – Contact: Juho Pirinen (juho.pirinen@cjstudio.com) and Huageng Chi (huageng.chi@cjstudio.comwww.cjstudio.fi

MIF Academy – Contact: Pertti Jalasvirta (jalasvirta@gmail.com) www.mifacademy.com

Cyberwatch – Contact: Pertti Jalasvirta (jalasvirta@gmail.com) www.cyberwatchfinland.fi

Benete – Contact: Kari Bäckman (kari.backman@benete.com) www.benete.com

VideoVisit – Contact: Michael Haralson (michael.haralson@videovisitglobal.com) www.videovisitglobal.com

Halax – Contact: Pertti Jalasvirta (jalasvirta@gmail.com) www.halax.fi

Moprim – Contact: Hannu Anttila (hannu.anttila@moprim.com) www.moprim.com

Venture Development Finland – Contact: Jukka Lassila (jukka.lassila@yrityskehitys.com)  www.yrityskehitys.com

VideoVisit signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Manarat Al-Mamlakah Group in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

VideoVisit Group press release, for immediate release

H.H Prince Ahmed Bandar Alsudairy and Mr. Esa Ojala signing memorandum of understanding during the signing ceremony

VideoVisit Ltd has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Manarat Al-Mamlakah Group, headquartered in Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, aimed at introducing VideoVisit® digital outpatient care services to the rapidly developing Saudi healthcare market.

Founder and Managing Director of VideoVisit Ltd, Mr. Esa Ojala signed the MOU with the Chairman of Manarat Al-Mamlakah Group, H.H Prince Ahmed Bandar Alsudairy during a signing ceremony held at His Highness’ palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“This MOU signals that there is a strong demand for the Finnish healthcare technology and knowhow in Saudi Arabia. VideoVisit wants to support and actively be part of the ongoing healthcare reform in Saudi Arabia driven by the ambitious Vision2030 strategy set by the Saudi government.” said Managing Director Esa Ojala. “This is a significant step forward for us in entering into the Saudi Arabian healthcare sector.”

H.E Petri Peltonen Under Secretary of State at the Finnish Ministry of Employment and H.E Pekka Voutilainen, Finland Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were representing the Finnish Government at the signing ceremony.

The signing was part of a Finnish business delegation mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia being led by H.E Petri Peltonen Under Secretary of State at the Finnish Ministry of Employment.

For more information

Esa Ojala
Managing Director – VideoVisit Ltd
esa.ojala@videovisit.fi
+358 44 045 1842

Juhana Ojala
CEO – VideoVisit Global Ltd
juhana.ojala@videovisitglobal.com
+358 40 5682182

 

VideoVisit Group strengthens its organization with new appointments

Jukka Paldanius – Newly appointed CXO of VideoVisit Global Ltd

VideoVisit Group press release, Free to be released on 4th April 2018

VideoVisit Group continues its strategic growth by appointing Markku Karjalainen as CIO of VideoVisit Ltd and Jukka Paldanius as CXO of the subsidiary VideoVisit Global Ltd. With these new appointments, VideoVisit Group strengthens its internal readiness to further develop VideoVisit® services and entering into new international markets.

Markku Karjalainen brings valuable management-level experience on IT-security and software development

In a new position created at VideoVisit, Markku Karjalainen brings decades of experience on managing and leading different size development projects. His long experience at Siemens, IBM and F-Secure in managing technical development projects, risk assessment and IT-security raises the software development of VideoVisit to the next level in a market situation where there’s increasing interest to VideoVisit® services.

“As the number of customers grows, it is natural to develop and invest also into our organization capability to answer for the new customer needs and future growth. With Markku, we get extremely seasoned professional and strong character to steer our growth and service development to a level that enables us to scale up to new markets. At the same time, Markku’s background from F-Secure gives VideoVisit more tools to be the leading remote healthcare service provider in terms of data security and usability also in the future.”, explains Esa Ojala, the CEO of VideoVisit Ltd.

Jukka Paldanius adds customer experience in distributing VideoVisit® services to global markets

As the newly appointed CXO, Jukka Paldanius strengthens VideoVisit Global’s capability especially in distributing digital outpatient care concepts and service processes to international customers and partners. Previously Paldanius has been working for the city of Helsinki Service Center being responsible of the Service Center’s remote care solutions. At the Service Center he was responsible, for example for operating VideoVisit® Home virtual care service, which has become one of the main service models of the city of Helsinki’s home care services.

“Appointing Jukka Paldanius as CXO of VideoVisit Global is a really important strategic step for us towards our long-term targets in international markets. One of our competitive advantages has been extremely broad and deep knowhow on developing digital outpatient care service processes and integrating technology into these processes. At VideoVisit, Jukka will be responsible especially for developing our technical consultation services business. This is part of a larger transition where we move from a software company to a complete service provider including both technology and consultation services”, states Esa Ojala.

For more information

Esa Ojala
Managing Director – VideoVisit Ltd
esa.ojala@videovisit.fi
+358 44 045 1842

Markku Karjalainen
CIO – VideoVisit Ltd
markku.karjalainen@videovisit.fi
+358 44 779 0824

Jukka Paldanius
CXO – VideoVisit Global Ltd
jukka.paldanius@videovisitglobal.com
+358 40 674 2239

2018 – The year of virtual care!

VideoVisit Ltd has been selected to participate in the EU Gateway mission to Japan

VideoVisit Ltd has been selected to participate in the EU Gateway | Business Avenues Healthcare & Medical Technologies | Japan mission, scheduled to be starting on 16/04/2018.

VideoVisit will be one of the 40 companies from across the EU, which have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in dynamic markets and establish business contacts with local companies via the business matching events and meetings.

More information about the upcoming EU Gateway mission can be found from the official website of the EU Gateway programme.

VideoVisit Ltd to establish global subsidiary – VideoVisit Global Ltd

Michael Haralson is the new COO of VideoVisit Global Ltd

VideoVisit Global press release, Free to be released on 6th November 2017

VideoVisit Ltd, which has grown to become the market leader in outpatient care solutions in Finland within the last two years, will establish VideoVisit Global Ltd, a subsidiary focusing on expansion of VideoVisit® health technology solutions to global markets. Juhana Ojala, previously Sales Director of VideoVisit Ltd, has been appointed as Managing Director of the new subsidiary. VideoVisit Global Ltd is also pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Haralson as the new COO. Haralson brings extensive experience in technology, strategy and expanding to international markets from his previous experience at Nokia Corporation, Amino Communications and Techcode Finland.

Market leader position in Finland boosts internationalization

Establishing VideoVisit Global Ltd is part of VideoVisit’s strategic vision to rapidly enter foreign growth markets that are experiencing increasing demand for Finnish health technology and know-how.

“In Finland, in a very short time, we have become the market leader in the public healthcare market with about 80% market share. The major reason are the framework agreements signed with KL-Kuntahankinnat in 2016. A strong domestic market position gives us an excellent capability to seek stronger growth from the international markets” states Esa Ojala, Managing Director, VideoVisit Ltd.

VideoVisit Global offers solutions to the challenges of large elderly markets

In Finland, the results achieved with VideoVisit’s virtual care has attracted a great deal of international interest, even from foreign health ministries. VideoVisit Global’s goal is to utilize the strong home-grown expertise in virtual care for older and chronically ill patients and to duplicate the service concept abroad.

“Market research conducted in 2017 shows that globally Finland is the leading country in the field of virtual care. We definitely want to take advantage of this lead. VideoVisit Global Ltd will target big market areas where aging is already a huge challenge to providing social and health care services. A good example is the South East Asia market and in particular, Singapore. The first international customer projects are scheduled to start immediately in the first half of 2018,” says Juhana Ojala, Managing Director, VideoVisit Global Ltd.

Michael Haralson brings experience in creating an international distribution network

One important aspect of VideoVisit Global Ltd’s business cornerstone is the creation of close partnerships with local distribution channels and partners. This business strategy is strengthened by the appointment of Michael Haralson as the company’s COO. His long experience at Nokia Corporation where he worked with telecom operators and distributors, provides the necessary insight into rapid and coordinated entry of selected target markets with local distribution channels.

Michael Haralson states, “There is high demand for elderly care solutions that use seamless technology while at the same time reducing or keeping costs low. I’m excited to take a key role in expanding the VideoVisit® solution globally with partners, distributors and end-customers. We will bring not only a proven solution to international markets, we’ll also help to solve a growing social healthcare problem.”

For more information

Esa Ojala
Managing Director – VideoVisit Ltd
esa.ojala@videovisit.fi
+358 44 045 1842

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

Michael Haralson
COO – VideoVisit Global Ltd
michael.haralson@videovisitglobal.com
+358 40 532 7577

VideoVisit Ltd has been selected to participate in the EU Gateway mission to Thailand and Singapore

VideoVisit Ltd has been selected to participate in the EU Gateway | Business Avenues Healthcare & Medical Technologies | Thailand & Singapore mission, scheduled to be starting on 04/09/2017.

VideoVisit will be one of 50 from across the EU, which have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in dynamic markets and establish business contacts with local companies via the business matching events and meetings.

More information about the upcoming EU Gateway mission can be found from the official website of the EU Gateway programme.

For more information, please contact

Juhana Ojala
Co-Founder, Sales Director
juhana.ojala@videovisitglobal.com
P. +358 (0)40 568 2182

City of Helsinki’s Service Centre utilizes VideoVisit® virtual care – up to 85% more cost efficient than physical home care

Press Release 23.2.2017

Service Centre of the Finnish capital city of Helsinki and a Helsinki based digital healthcare company VideoVisit have worked in co-operation to create efficient and powerful virtual care service concept for home care services in Helsinki.

VideoVisit and city of Helsinki’s Service Centre will announce the results of their collaboration and Helsinki’s virtual care statistics from year 2016 at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. The outcome of the collaboration has been remarkable, virtual care in Helsinki has been 85% more cost efficient than traditional physical home care.

When VideoVisit and Helsinki’s Service Centre started the co-operation, Helsinki had an urgent need to reform its home care processes where a limited amount of resources couldn’t meet the needs of rapidly growing volume of home care clients. At the same time there has been a shift from providing treatments at physical treatment facilities towards providing care services to client’s home.

Today virtual care is a ground element of home care services provided in Helsinki area. City of Helsinki’s Service Centre places over 20,000 virtual calls per month to over 600 clients. One virtual nurse is capable of placing up to 60 virtual visits over one shift. The demand for virtual care grows rapidly in Helsinki which illustrates Helsinki’s goal of having over 900 virtual care clients at the end of the year 2017.

The results and statistics of virtual care used in city of Helsinki in 2016 will be revealed at Mobile World Congress 2017 at Team Finland’s joint booth 5F31 on 28th of February at 12pm local Spanish time.

For more information, please contact

City of Helsinki, Service Centre
Riitta Laanala
Director of the business unit, Telephone and wellness services +358 9 310 74417
riitta.laanala@hel.fi

VideoVisit Ltd.
Juhana Ojala
Sales Director
+358 40 568 2182 juhana.ojala@videovisitglobal.com

About VideoVisit

VideoVisit is a Nordic health technology company developing digital solutions for home care and healthcare sectors. We make healthcare available to everyone, anywhere and anytime. Our mission is to provide solutions that help people to live independently at home for as long as possible. We collaborate with health care specialists to ensure that our solutions are available to everyone who needs them.

VideoVisit strengthens its presence in the Finnish public sector – 8 years long framework agreement on Online Customer Care

Publicly owned Finnish organizations such as municipalities and hospital districts can now take the next step with providing services online since VideoVisit Ltd signed 4+4 years long framework agreement with KL-Kuntahankinnat regarding VideoVisit’s online customer care platform.

Public services directly to home

Online customer care platform introduce new online communication functionalities that will help public organizations to provide their services anywhere at anytime. Service supports online chat communication either traditionally via text, but it also enables a smooth transition from instant messaging to video call. In addition to instant chat module, the service enables booking video appointments via built-in online calendar.

Besides online doctor appointment toolsets (chat, online calendar booking system) the framework singed also covers a technical solution for online doctor appointments. This ensures that the healthcare chain stays unbroken also in the virtual healthcare services.

New possibilities for public healthcare services

The framework agreement signed between VideoVisit and KL-Kuntahankinnat benefits Finnish public healthcare providers who have been looking for new ways to provide healthcare services to Finnish people. VideoVisit® platform adds value especially to rural areas where long distances create a need for online doctor appointments and doctor consultations.

Besides working as a stand-alone platform, healthcare providers have found VideoVisit’s open API functions really useful. VideoVisit® platform can be integrated for example with patient healthcare record systems, existing online calendar booking systems or contact center software.

 

VideoVisit and Vivago Ltd sign a strategic partnership

VideoVisit Ltd and Vivago Ltd, a Finnish pioneer in wellbeing and safety solutions for preventative care, have signed an agreement regarding a close co-operation in combining virtual care and wellbeing into one service concept. This holistic solution enhances home care service and provides significant cost efficiency.

Great feedback received from the unique service concept

VideoVisit and Vivago offer a solution that supports home care services and rehabilitation at clients’ homes by combining virtual visits with clients’ individual wellbeing data. This allows virtual nurses and doctors to follow client’s daily wellbeing on the on real time and plan virtual calls to client based on the information received from the wellbeing data.

In addition to this, real-time notifications inform about changes in the client’s wellbeing which enables care providers to react proactively and focus on individual care. When client’s wellbeing changes, home care provider has an instant access to client via video. For example, if an alarm is triggered either automatically by the system or by the client, a video call will be automatically opened between the service provider and the client.

City of Pori leads the way for others

Growing interest towards virtual care and wellbeing information have guided VideoVisit and Vivago to strengthen the partnership. Both parties see remarkable potential and opportunities with the strategic alliance, and most importantly the partnership will benefit both the service providers and clients.

A great signal of the positive feedback from the customer base are the first common customers. City of Pori has been the first Finnish municipality that has taken VideoVisit-Vivago service concept into use at home care and rehabilitation services.