FinHITS – Strengthening Finnish Health Data ICT for Secondary Use

Join us on our four-year mission to elevate the Finnish health data technology, creating connections that reach beyond borders and foster innovation in the realm of healthcare.


Finnish Social and Health Data Permit Authority Findata was established in 2019 following enforcement of the Act on the Secondary Use of Health and Social Data. We have been operational since the beginning of 2020, making us one of the first centralised health data permit authorities in the European Union.

At the moment, we offer our customers and controllers a set of baseline services. With the European Health Data Space (EHDS) on the horizon, now is the time to use our unique hands-on experience to further develop our services and make them even more user-friendly and secure for efficient secondary use.

To enable Finland’s smooth participation in the upcoming EHDS, we are launching FinHITS – a four-year project co-funded by the European Union that aims to strengthen Finnish health data ICT for secondary use.

FinHITS will focus on:

  • Increasing the capabilities of our data access applications management system
  • Developing the national dataset catalogue for health data
  • Strengthening Kapseli, our secure processing environment for health data
  • Creating a cross-border gateway to connect with the HealthData@EU infrastructure
  • Elevating the quality of health data

Through FinHITS, we are strengthening the Finnish data infrastructure to ensure efficient and secure secondary use of health data. As a result, Finland is ready to integrate seamlessly into the EHDS.

By sharing our experiences, we aim to help other countries in building their systems, steering clear of needless pitfalls along the way.

Latest news on FinHITS related topics

The FinHITS kick-off brought together more than a hundred experts to plan for the future of secondary use

10.04.2024
A wide range of professionals working in the field of secondary use… Read more The FinHITS kick-off brought together more than a hundred experts to plan for the future of secondary use

Findata developes Finnish secondary use services in the FinHITS project

27.03.2024
The EU-funded FinHITS project aims to strengthen the Finnish health data infrastructure… Read more Findata developes Finnish secondary use services in the FinHITS project

New service: You can now book an appointment for personal consultation

23.02.2024
The goal of the appointment-based personal consultation service is to provide individual… Read more New service: You can now book an appointment for personal consultation

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