Valtiontalouden tarkastusvirasto

National Audit Office of Finland (VTV)

State aid for IT projects in social and health care Read full summary in English

2011 report autoID-VTV:20130211090303

In 2000-2009 about 180 million euros in national and European Union funds went to finance information technology projects in social and health care, not including the costs of developing national information system services (KanTa project) or the National Project for Social Services IT (Tikesos project). Financing has been provided by the Ministry of Social Affairs and H ealth, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), regional councils (previously state provincial offices), and indirectly by the Slot Machine Association under the direction of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. All in all approximately 250 million euros was tied to development projects carried out as national measures in 2000-2010, not including the self-funded portion of aid or loans granted to enterprises by Tekes or financing granted by the Finnish Innovation Fund (Sitra) for IT projects in social and health care.

In the report page 1

- fragmented municipal organizations

- poor results or lack of results on national level

In the report page 2

- high prices for interfaces

- lack of interface specifications

- making direct procurements

In the report page 2

- lack of coordination of financing

- ministry and govermental/local agency financing the same or similar programs

The risk cases visible on this page are collected and described by the e-Government Subgroup of the EUROSAI IT Working Group in contact with author Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI). In the same way, analytical assumptions and headings are chosen by the Subgroup. We encourage you to read the original texts by SAIs - to be found in the linked files.