Sari Palojoki is Ph.D. in health informatics and M.Sc. in clinical health care. She is Senior Expert at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland for the last five years. During this period Sari held an EU official position of Principal Expert in eHealth in EU ECDC for two years while being on leave of absence from ministerial duties. Currently, she promotes international policy-level goals of digitalization in the EU and Nordic Ministry Council eHealth collaboration.
Early in her career she gained experienced in pharma industry and the Finnish Authority for Medicines. Sari contributed as deputy head, and head of the eHealth unit at the National Institute for Health and Welfare for several years. Before joining the Ministry, she acted as Head of Patient Safety and Security within the Helsinki University Hospital District´s (HUS) Group Administration for a total of seven years.