Nightingale Health Plc
Press release, 19 January 2024 at 10:00 a.m. (EET)
Nightingale Health Plc (“Nightingale Health”), pioneer in health risk detection and preventative health, announced today that it is joining Radical Health Festival Helsinki as the Founding Partner. The festival will take place in Helsinki, Finland, on May 21–23, 2024. The theme for the event’s 2024 edition is ‘Deploying precision and prevention at scale’ and the festival is driven by a shared ambition to transform healthcare, deliver value, improve clinical and financial outcomes, and make health systems sustainable.
Across the world, healthcare systems are facing significant challenges due to the overwhelming number of patients. The current state is unsustainable and requires an urgent solution. Drawing from data from World Health Organization (WHO), 80% of diseases, responsible for a staggering 90% of total healthcare costs, are preventable.
To enable preventative health, it is necessary to identify individuals at risk of developing a disease and connect them with healthcare providers who can apply guideline interventions for reducing risks. In addition to identifying health risks, tracking and quantifying the efficacy of interventions with follow-up examinations is an elemental tool for healthcare professionals to ensure and steer toward positive health outcomes. This preventative health system should be scaled to a nationwide level to maximize its impact.
“We are thrilled to be the Founding Partner of Radical Health Festival Helsinki and to join forces with like-minded health organizations that understand the urgent need for preventative care and are pushing for radical change in the healthcare industry. Considering the status of healthcare, it is evident that the change towards preventative care must be initiated immediately. We at Nightingale Health are ready to take on the critical challenge to help create a healthcare system that is truly preventative and can benefit everyone,” says Teemu Suna, CEO and Founder of Nightingale Health.
“Unless one can accurately assess the burden of disease within a population, it is very difficult to design prevention and risk reduction strategies that address the needs of a population. Nightingale Health’s approach, as a health-promoting organization, allows for the identification of where the greatest risks of disease lie and the deployment of personalized risk reduction and prevention strategies,” says Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer of éditohealth, the organizing partner of the festival.
“We are excited to have Nightingale Health as the Founding Partner. Nightingale Health is an ideal partner for us, as we share a common mission to make healthcare sustainable by focusing on prevention. Together, we are committed to creating a healthcare event that will challenge our participants to foster new ways of thinking about health and demonstrate that a much-needed shift towards preventative healthcare is indeed possible,” says Pascal Lardier, the Festival’s Programme Director.
Radical Health Festival Helsinki is the result of a collaborative effort from over 20 key European contributors. The City of Helsinki, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and several other significant entities have already confirmed the continuation of collaboration for the upcoming May festival. The partners of the previous event included the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), The International Associations of National Health Institutes (IANPHI), éditohealth, ECHAlliance, TEHDAS, Frontiers Health, EHTEL, COCIR and Health-ISAC among others. In 2023, the event gathered over 1,000 attendees, 150 speakers, and 100 companies and organizations in Helsinki.
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Teemu Suna, CEO
About Nightingale Health
Nightingale Health is The Preventative Health Company. Staying healthy is one of the top priorities in human life. Our health has a profound impact on our quality of life, and it’s also strongly connected to the lives of those close to us. Nightingale Health enables prevention by combining the power of our in-house developed, advanced blood analysis technology with unprecedented access to global health repositories and world-leading medical research. With this combination, we go beyond the traditional healthcare and wellbeing tools: We provide the scientific connection to multiple health and disease outcomes and the ability to predict future healthy years.
Nightingale Health operates globally with a parent company in Finland and seven subsidiaries in countries such as Japan, the United States, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Nightingale Health has customers in more than 25 countries in the healthcare and medical research sectors. The company’s technology is being used in many of the world’s leading health initiatives, such as the UK Biobank, and over 450 peer-reviewed publications validate the technology. The company’s Series B shares are listed on the First North Growth Market Finland marketplace. Read more: https://nightingalehealth.com
About the Radical Health Festival Helsinki and the organizing partners:
Radical Health Festival Helsinki is driven by a genuine and shared ambition of all the contributing partners to transform healthcare, deliver value, improve clinical and financial outcomes, and make health systems sustainable. Our target audience is anyone who believes only radical changes will get us there. Now more than ever it’s critical to be radical.
The Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre (Messukeskus), with a legacy of promoting Finnish trade and industry through face-to-face events since 1919, joins forces with éditohealth, an international healthcare thought leadership and content creation agency, combining over a century of experience in promoting digital health and global health leadership conferences. www.radicalhealthfest.com