Dr Päivi Hämäläinen, PhD, MD, MA, Specialist of Public Health and General Medicine. She is the director of the Department of Information at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in Finland.
Dr Hämäläinen has responsibility for health and welfare statistics, classifications, and the operational governance of the Finnish national eHealth and eWelfare implementation. She is/has been involved in several Finnish national and international eHealth and data management activities, such as the epSOS, eHGI, EXPAND, PARENT, several OECD, EU and Nordic Council projects and working groups. She is a member of the Board of Directors of EHTEL. Her scientific work is from the fields of health care policy, including eHealth policy, eHealth implementation and also public health and Informatics.