Currently important in occupational healthcare
On this page, you can find news and articles related to occupational health to help you build the well-being of your workplace community and conveniently keep up-to-date with current topics related to work and health.
Influenza season is approaching – vaccinate your employees
Rapidly spreading influenza can cause long periods of sick leave among working-age people. The best protection against influenza is a vaccine. Influenza vaccination prevents the disease in approximately 50-80 % of cases and shortens the duration of the disease. By including influenza vaccination in your occupational health contract, you ensure that your staff can get vaccinated against influenza every year if they wish.
A quirky flu: did you know these six influenza-related mysteries?
The seasonal flu knocking at the door is an annual scourge for Finns. But there are still unanswered medical questions and mysteries surrounding the familiar disease, says Emil Heinäaho, a general practitioner at Terveystalo.
Key features of successful remote work management
One of the most powerful drivers of change in working life is technological development. With the Covid-19 pandemic, organisations quickly adopted tools and practices that enabled remote working, and remote management became common. A full return from remote work to local work is unlikely, but making even the hybrid model work requires the creation of appropriate structures for both teleworking and telemanagement.
What kind of leadership is needed in challenging times?
The tough economic times are now making themselves felt in Finland's business environment. Statistics Finland also recently reported that the number of bankruptcy filings and business reorganisations has continued to rise, so more and more business leaders are facing a challenging situation - how to cope with the tough economic pressures and deal with change while taking human factors into account.
Foresee workability risks with the help of health examinations
Taking care of work ability in a productive and cost-effective manner requires a new kind of thinking. Starting from the beginning of 2023, Terveystalo’s new health examinations will better take into account the special characteristics of the industries and work load factors. Targeted health examinations help to identify potential challenges to work ability early. With the help of updated examinations, we support and promote health and work ability at the individual and group level in a timely manner.
Influenza season is approaching – vaccinate your employees
The rapid spread of influenza may cause long-term sickness absences at workplaces. Vaccination is the most effective way to protect you and your organization against influenza. It can prevent up to 80 percent of cases and shortens the duration of the disease. In case of illness, we recommend our customers to use Terveystalo’s remote services or introduce self-reporting.
The new occupational healthcare steering model makes services more seamless
In autumn 2023, all Terveystalo's occupational health clients will be able to use the CE-marked medical device Symptom Assessment (Oirearvio) tool, which will significantly streamline occupational health visits in the event of illness. Oirearvio will guide the customer to the right specialist, at the right time and through the right channel. It will also support the work of professionals by taking on some of the routine tasks for them, allowing them to spend more time with the customer.
Terveystalo renews preventive healthcare - Nightingale Health's modern health technology to be used in occupational health
Terveystalo and Finnish health technology company Nightingale Health are expanding their strategic cooperation. As the next concrete step in the cooperation, Terveystalo will modernise preventive healthcare by integrating Nightingale's blood analysis technology into occupational health check-ups during the coming autumn. By using modern technology, Terveystalo's Occupational Health will be able to detect the working age population's disease risks for several common chronic diseases, prevent illnesses and thus significantly reduce the burden on healthcare in the future.
Sickness absence recommendations will in future be submitted electronically
From 10 May, sickness absence recommendations made by nurses, occupational physiotherapists and direct physiotherapy practitioners will also be automatically sent to the customer in the Terveystalo app and online service. At the same time, the recommendation will also be transmitted to the employer if the employee has authorised the automatic data transfer to the employer and provided that the employer uses the Sirius work capacity management system.
Terveystalo's renewed online service now has everything you need for a smooth useage of occupational health services
The Terveystalo app has now been complemented by a renewed online service, where you can easily find all the services related to occupational health in a single login. Once logged in, the occupational health services are accessed via a secure connection, by first authenticating to the service electronically using bank details or a mobile certificate. The renewed online service includes upcoming bookings, open referrals, preparation instructions and examination results, occupational health questionnaires, sickness absence certificates and possibility to contact your company's dedicated occupational health team.
Terveystalo participates in the MielenPolut project of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Changes in working life also require new approaches to maintaining work ability. Mental health problems and disorders have been one of the biggest challenges to work ability in recent years, causing high levels of long-term sickness absence and the second highest rate of permanent disability after musculoskeletal disorders. Most worryingly, mental health causes can lead to disability at a young age, sometimes even before the proper start of a career.
Covid-19 booster vaccinations started at Terveystalo
During February, the Covid-19 booster vaccination can be obtained from Terveystalo in numerous locations. Vaccination locations include e.g. Espoo, Helsinki, Vantaa, Kirkkonummi, Kotka, Pori, Rauma, Turku, Tampere, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lahti, Vaasa, Kouvola, Oulu and Rovaniemi. We will start vaccinations in other cities according to demand, and up-to-date information on all vaccination locations can always be found on our website.
Covid-19 booster vaccinations in occupational health
Covid-19 booster vaccinations will start at Terveystalo right from the beginning of the year.
Current information about Covid-19 for the employer
On this page, you will also find a summary for the employer about how to take the Covid-19 into account at the workplace, Covid-19 testing and vaccinations, and how to act in exceptional circumstances.
Taking care of yourself in a crisis
The war Russia started against Ukraine is shattering our sense of security and understandably raising concern, which is evident both at home and in work communities. We want to do our part to help you cope in the crisis. On this page, we have collected content and material you can use to process the crisis situation in your company. Our multidisciplinary occupational health team is also there to support as usual, and the occupational psychologist assigned to your organization is available to support the personnel and the supervisors. Low-threshold digital services for mental well-being, Mielen Chat and Mielen Sparri, are a channel that provides almost instant help to the personnel.Read more
Read about current benefits for occupational health customers
As a preferred customer, you are entitled to a number of benefits, including discounts on privately paid Terveystalo services. You remain a preferred customer free of charge as long as you are covered by Terveystalo’s occupational healthcare services.