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About HealthVillagePRO

HealthVillagePRO provides information, support and tools for social welfare and health care professionals for clinical work and the promotion of digital practices and operational changes. HealthVillagePRO is developed in collaboration with Finnish university hospitals. The content is produced by social welfare and health care experts.

HealthVillagePRO is a service portal for social welfare and health care professionals. A service portal is a service that contains self-produced content and services and can be used to direct users to content and services from other service providers.

To use HealthVillagePRO, you must be logged in as a social welfare and health care professional.

Please note that the service is only available in Finnish!

NB: HealthVillagePRO is one of the three main products of the HealthVillage.fi service package. The other products are the Health Village hubs and the My Path service. See the descriptions of the Health Village hubs and the My Path service in the services’ own information pages.

The HealthVillagePRO service complements the skills of professionals and encourages them to use new approaches in their work.

The service strengthens professionals’ e-service skills, for example, by offering online courses on digital transformation. It also offers a comprehensive range of information resources, including clinical guides, virtual centres and an specialist search service. Using common sources of information harmonises working practices, competencies and approaches.

When using the service, it is important to note that

  • the service is not comparable to a social welfare or health information system: the service cannot be used to store or manage personal data or documents relating to clients or patients.

  • each piece of content has an owner or other party who is responsible for updating and developing the content and the national cooperation concerning the content. The service is not responsible for the timeliness of the content.

  • all content on the service is freely available for use. If a unit wishes to use a piece of content, it must ensure that the content suits the needs of the unit and the approach introduced by the content has been accepted as a general way of working in the unit.

The copyright and other intellectual property rights of the HealthVillagePRO are the property of the HUS Group, Finnish university hospitals, or third parties. All rights to the website and its content are reserved. Publishing, copying, transferring or altering the content or visual design of the website without permission from the rights holder is prohibited. This does not apply to saving the content on a computer or printing it for personal use or patient advice. If you print out content for patient education, the content should be kept as it is without editing. The source must be mentioned in the printout.

The contents of the HealthVillagePRO service may be used for study and teaching purposes, provided that the educational institution has a separate agreement on the use of the service. The content of the service may be used for course planning, teaching content, teaching support and as a source for theses.

Borrowing the material according to the terms of the Finnish Copyright Act (404/1961) is permissible. The source must always be credited when the material is borrowed. Copying, publishing or circulating any trademarks or logos from the website without written permission from the Health Village is prohibited.

Any content available in the HealthVillagePRO service may be quoted in accordance with best practices as long as the source is credited. The internet address of the quoted website must always be in the following format: ammattilaiset.terveyskyla.fi/content.


  • Text reference: (Krooniset haavat, TerveyskyläPRO)

  • Bibliography: Kroonisten alaraajahaavojen läheteohjeet, TerveyskyläPRO. Webbadress: https://ammattilaiset.terveyskyla.fi/oppaat-ja-valmennukset/krooniset-haavat. Read: 19 January 2023.

The service provider endeavours to keep the information in the HealthVillagePRO service accurate and up-to-date and to ensure the technical functionality of the website. However, the accuracy, integrity and timeliness of the information contained in the service cannot be guaranteed in all situations. (For more information, see ‘Purpose of the service’ and in particular the section ‘Important things to note when using the Service’.)

Updates and maintenance performed by the service provider on the site may temporarily affect the availability of the site. The service provider may change or update the descriptions, content or layout of the website without prior notice or without specific reason.

The service provider informs users of any disruptions to the service by means of an information banner at the top of the page or a separate downtime page. The service provider may make changes to the website if necessary or restrict access to the website for compelling reasons. The service provider does not guarantee that the services can be used without interruption and is not liable for any damage caused by the use of the service.

There are links from HealthVillagePRO to websites operated by third parties. The service provider is not responsible for the content and accessibility of third-party sites.

Any errors or shortcomings in the service are to be reported using the Health Village feedback forms.

Using the website

The HealthVillagePRO service can be used on almost any terminal device. The service is available not only on computers and tablets, but also on mobile phones. The main technical requirements are related to the web browser and any card reader software.


What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on the user’s terminal device. Cookies allow the service to work in a technically designed way. The cookie information may also be used to improve the website’s interface and user experience, as well as to monitor user statistics.

What cookies does the service use?

When you access the Health Village, you can choose whether to accept all cookies or only the essential cookies.

Essential cookies: Some cookies are necessary to provide the core functionality of the website. The website will not function properly without these cookies. These cookies are enabled by default and cannot be disabled.

Preferences: Preference cookies allow a website to store information to tailor the look and feel or behaviour of a website to the user. Preference cookies can include saving the selected currency, region, language or colour theme.

Analytical cookies: Analytical cookies are used to improve the website by collecting and reporting information about the use of the website.

For more information about cookies in the HealthVillagePRO service, click on the Cookie Settings option in the cookie notification message.

If you have already accepted either option, you can view your cookie settings by clicking on the cookie settings icon.

For information on the accessibility of the HealthVillagePRO service, see the ‘Accessibility in HealthVillagePRO’ page:

For information on the processing of personal data, see the ‘Data protection in HealthVillagePRO’ page: