Special adviser at SITRA (Finnish innovation fund), with the Ministry of Social Afffairs & Health, and FIPRA International - SITRA
Wednesday 4 May 14:15 - 15:05
Tapani Piha worked in the European Commission 2001-2018. As Head of
Unit, he was responsible for digital transformation in health, the
European Reference Networks for rare diseases, Directive on cross-border
healthcare, developing policy on Health Technology Assessment.
Since 2019 in Finland, he has advised the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Innovation Fund Sitra on digital health, use of health data and the EU health policy.
A medical specialist in public health by training, he served the Finnish government 1995-2001. At the WHO Regional Office for Europe he was Regional Adviser for a Tobacco-Free Europe.