Delivering market information on health and social services

Schedule and location

Thursday April 11th - Friday  April 12th 

Turku School of Economics, Rehtorinpellonkatu 3, 20500 Turku.  Starting at lecture room 18, later lecture room 10.


Registration is open until April 4th


Professor Mirella Cacace, Catholic University of Applied Sciences Freiburg, Germany

Professor Reima Suomi, University of Turku, Finland.


Professor Reima Suomi, University of Turku, Finland.


Delivery of health and social services turns fast to markets.  Increasingly more services are acquired from operators working in free markets, still holding in mind that health can social care are mainly delivered by public actors too, and that the industry is in every case always heavily regulated.

This course will dig on the digitalization of health care market data.   How can information on health and social services quality, efficiency, effectiveness and price/cost be effectively collected, processed, displayed, distributed,  disseminated and consumed?

What, if any, effects on the market working are looked for and realized with these activities? What are the best solutions worldwide and what has been the receipt for their success, and which are the known failure cases, and what can we learn from them?

Detailed Program

Day 1                                 Thursday 11.4.2019

10.00                                               Welcome to the course

                                                          Professor Reima Suomi

10.30                                               Characteristics of Public Reporting and Contribution to Health Care Quality

                                                          Professor Mirella Cacace

12.00                  Lunch

13.00                                               Public Reporting in European Countries  

                                                          Professor Mirella Cacace

14.30                  Coffee

15.00                                               Setting the Playgroud - Different Governance Modes for Health Care

                                                          Professor Reima Suomi

16.30                                               Effectiveness of Public Reporting

                                                          Professor Mirella Cacace                                                                              

18.00                  End of day one

18.30                                               Joint dinner at Restaurant Ship Svarte Rudolf, by Aura bridge

                                                          (optional, at your own cost)


Day 2                                 Friday 12.4.2019

8.00                                                  Implementation of Public Reporting

                                                          Professor Mirella Cacace

9.30                                                  Finnish situation of delivery of health market data

                                                          Professor Reima Suomi

10.30                  Coffee break

11.00                                                Summary and conclusions for policy-makers

                                                          Professor Mirella Cacace


12.30                  Lunch

13.00                                              Research opportunities around health market data

                                                          Professors  Mirella Cacace and Reima Suomi

14.00                  End of the seminar

Credit points

Doctoral students participating in the seminar can obtain 2  credit points. This requires participating on all of the days and completing the assignment.

Registration fee

This seminar is free-of-charge for member organization's staff and their PhD students. For others the participation fee is 400 €. The participation fee includes access to the event and the event materials. Lunch and dinner are not included.