BeeHealthy wins the 2022 Impact of the Year Award – A digital leap with SuomiSote for future wellbeing services counties

BeeHealthy has won the Impact of the Year 2022 Award in the Society category with the SuomiSote remote service platform and for its digitally-enabled care model for the long-term sick. The Impact of the Year Awards* aim to highlight issues, actions, innovations and successes that promote the effectiveness of social welfare and health care in Finland. The winners were honoured at the 100 Health Influencers 2022 event by Mediuutiset at Alma-Talo on Friday, 2 December. 

“Finns deserve world-class digital channels to take care of their health. This award is a great recognition of our team’s uncompromising work for smoother social welfare and health care services,” says Sampo Oksanen, Commercial Lead of BeeHealthy. 

“The SuomiSote service platform combines the best of public and private healthcare digital services expertise. Harjun Terveys and Päijät-Häme and Länsi-Uusimaa wellbeing services counties have been pioneers in the development. It is a privilege to be able to offer our digital services to Finland’s wellbeing services counties,” says Anni Iso-Mustajärvi, Director of BeeHealthy, who received the award. 

“We first started offering our remote health platform to healthcare professionals abroad under the BeeHealthy brand. We already have customers in 12 countries, including the largest primary healthcare clinic chain in the Netherlands, known for its value-based healthcare, and the largest hospital chain in Switzerland, known for its excellent specialised health care,” says Iso-Mustajärvi. 

The winner was chosen by a panel of judges made up of representatives from the political, health, social, research, and business worlds. Paula Risikko, a Member of Parliament, chaired the panel. The panel’s reasoning for the award was as follows: 

“The remote consultation platform will enable patients and social care services clients to be served easily, quickly and cost-effectively. The work can help to improve the availability, continuity and accessibility of care and services. It has great potential and, if successful, can address efficiency challenges in the wellbeing services counties. It is a new way to drive forward the development of service delivery and patient-centredness. It has a clear track record of effective implementation, efficiency, scale and scalability of the treatment time guarantee.”

SuomiSote for smarter social welfare and health care 

SuomiSote is a comprehensive remote service platform solution that enables the wellbeing services counties to provide digital services to one-time visitors, the long-term sick and social care services customers in the same channel, easily, quickly and cost-effectively.  

The solution will improve the availability, continuity and accessibility of care and services and allow health care professionals to focus on patient care. SuomiSote has made a difference to access to care by reducing waiting times by more than 20 days for immediate access to care. It also frees up professionals’ time for patients who need it in physical surgeries and on-call services, for example by automating the collection of preliminary data. This will allow more patients to be treated with the same resources, with proven excellence in quality of care. Both patients and professionals have given high marks to the approach. 

SuomiSote service platform also supports better and more effective care for the long-term sick 

BeeHealthy and Mehiläinen are the first to offer support to the chronically ill through their digital platform. An extensive digital physical treatment and coaching methodology in the treatment paths of chronically ill patients has been built, aiming to support patients in making sustainable lifestyle changes. The cornerstones of the solution are remote monitoring, which enables remote support and coaching, as well as early intervention. The treatment events are no longer reviews that take place months apart, but support daily lifestyle changes. Preliminary results show that patients are well on track to achieve their target weight loss, which in the best-case scenario, will allow, for example, type 2 diabetes remission. 


*) Source: Organiser of the competition Vaikuttavuusseura ry 

Further information: 

– Mehiläinen, Sampo Oksanen, Commercial Lead of BeeHealthy
– Mehiläinen, Anni Iso-Mustajärvi, Director of BeeHealthy
– Contacts via Salla Tähtinen, Mehiläinen Communications,, tel. +358 (0)50 554 3832