Nokia Technologies will collaborate with Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine to develop solutions for outpatient care and to encourage mutual research and development.

Under the collaboration, Nokia Technologies and HUS are co-developing remote patient monitoring solutions and the first project is expected to be launched in this quarter.

Nokia Technologies digital health vice-president Cédric Hutchings said: "Our vision is to empower people to make good decisions about their health by providing them and their physician with the critical information they need, when they need it.

"I am excited about our collaboration with HUS as it will help us extend our span of care from everyday health and wellness devices to clinical solutions that help improve patient/physician interaction while informing our continued research and development in the clinical space."

The Department of Neurology at HUS is the largest neurology center in Finland which is dedicated to offer their healthcare services on the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of diseases of the nervous system or the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles.

The collaboration is expected to facilitated by the inputs of more than 14,000 patients visiting Meilahti Hospital’s Neurological Outpatient Clinic in Helsinki annually as well as the clinicians, improving the quality and efficacy of Nokia Technologies’ remote patient monitoring solutions, while ensuring improved patient outcomes.